In recent weeks, there have been escalating reports that Eddie Nketiah might leave Arsenal at the end of this year.
The striker is anticipated to be replaced by a new goalscorer as the Gunners aim to strengthen their squad in the upcoming weeks leading to the January transfer window.
Nketiah has primarily served as a backup for Gabriel Jesus, and their combined goal tally falls short of maintaining Arsenal’s competitiveness at the desired level.
Arsenal is actively seeking the acquisition of a more prolific frontman, potentially leading to Nketiah facing challenges in securing playing time if a new striker joins.
Consequently, there is speculation about his departure, although pundit Paul Robinson claims that Nketiah is still crucial to the Gunners’ needs.
He tells Football Insider:
“He’s started 12 games this season. People think he doesn’t start or play many games.
“To be at the top of the Premier League, as Arsenal are, you need a strong squad and you need players like Nketiah.
“I’d be very surprised if Arsenal were interested in doing any kind of business this January. Does that mean they’re signing a 20-goal-a-season man?
“If they get another striker in January, then Nketiah is the one you’d think would look to progress his career elsewhere.
“Gabriel Jesus would stay, but I can’t see Nketiah going anywhere.”
Just Arsenal Opinion
Nketiah has not met expectations at the Emirates and even he knows he will be sold if a new striker joins the club.
But that might not happen next month because it will be hard for us to sign a top striker in the next transfer window.
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