'That's fine’: 'Outstanding' Arsenal player says he's happy to play as a left-winger for Arteta this season
Eddie Nketiah says he is happy to play on the left wing for Arsenal next season after signing a new contract at the club.
As per the Athletic, Nketiah says he can play in the same team as new signing Gabriel Jesus for Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
Jesus looks like the first choice striker after making his move from Manchester City, but the Brazilian can also play on both flanks himself.
Arsenal needed more firepower last season and Nketiah and Jesus will be charged with scoring the goals to change that situation this time around.
Nketiah happy to play on the left wing for Arsenal
“Yeah, I think we can play together and I think we’ve shown that,” Nketiah said of Jesus. “Obviously, he’s a great player and it’s nice to play with him.
“Naturally with the kind of strikers we are, we’ve been able to combine quickly. It’s also good that we have a common celebration. I’m enjoying playing with him and hopefully we can continue to link up.
“Yeah, that’s fine. Obviously, I like to play in the middle but I can play on the left as well and enjoy that.
“I’m just happy to be on the pitch in areas where I know I can be a threat and be dangerous. And when Gabby came on in the second half it was good to link up with him.”
The 22-year-old, branded as ‘outstanding’ by Clinton Morrison, has to show his quality this season after signing a new long-term deal.
He will hope for more gametime and not just in the Europa League to show Arteta what he can do despite the arrival of Jesus.
It is not a surprise he has acknowledged he might have to be flexible in terms of his position to get into the side, and play alongside as well as instead of Jesus at times.
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