17/11/2021; 10:51 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Nketiah is a wanted man by a couple of EPL sides. What most players desire is game time and assurances that they will get it. It is hard to see any player who wants to earn their wages cooling their behinds on the bench. It is a critical factor behind players searching for greener pastures.
The new trend for players is to keep their dissatisfaction at a club under wraps, then watch their contract run its course before seeking pastures anew on a free transfer. Not a few players find themselves in this convenient situation.
French international Paul Pogba is an example of a player who is letting his contract run its course with the hopes of getting, perhaps, one last big payout. In January, Pogba would be free to talk to other clubs and agree to a pre-contract. Kylian Mbappe also has Paris Saint-Germain in knots as his contract will expire next summer.
Eddie Nketiah has joined the ranks of players to have refused a contract renewal and will likely leave the club at the end of the season.
Eddie Nketiah has found game time hard to come by and is likely to leave the club next summer. The striker who spent last season on loan at Leeds United is unhappy at the situation he finds himself in at the Emirates.
Nketiah had been in discussions with Arsenal over a new contract, but it seems that talks have failed as the two parties failed to agree on new terms. Nketiah thus wishes to have no part with Arsenal anymore and has told the club he wishes to leave.
It is a sticky situation for Arsenal as they could lose the 22-year-old for free. Nketiah is in the final year of his contract, and Daily Mail reports he has rebuffed every attempt by Mikel Arteta to keep him at the Emirates.
The report suggests that the player wants a new challenge.
Eddie Nketiah has not featured for Arsenal in the Premier League this season, only making the matchday squad on one occasion. For the young player, it is an indication he is unwanted at the Emirates and is pressing home his demands for a future outside the Emirates.
Last season, Nketiah secured a loan move to Leeds United, where he made 17 appearances for the club. He returned to Arsenal at the end of his loan deal, with chances still at a premium. The two appearances Nketiah has made for the Gunners this season have come in the Carabao Cup, where he scored against AFC Wimbledon and Leeds.
Except Arsenal can sell the player soon, they will get no compensation for him as he will turn 23 in May.
With interest in Nketiah from Crystal Palace and Borussia Monchengladbach, Arsenal could cash in on the forward in January.
West Ham is another team that seems interested in the player, who has managed 15 goals in 28 for Arsenal.