Arsenal told to U-turn on Nketiah as three alternatives named - expert

By Kevin Campbell

4th May, 2022 | 6:00pm

Arsenal told to U-turn on Eddie Nketiah as three alternatives named - expert

Eddie Nketiah “is not the answer” for Arsenal despite his recent form, according to Kevin Campbell.

The former Gunners striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed need to sign “an upgrade” on the 22-year-old in the summer.

Nketiah has started Arsenal’s last four Premier League games and his performances have helped the team record wins against Chelsea, Man United and West Ham.

The centre-forward has less than two months left on his contract at the Emirates.

According to to the Daily Mail (3 May), the Gunners will make one last attempt to tie Nketiah down to a new deal.

However, Campbell suggested Darwin Nunez, Victor Osimhen or Gabriel Jesus should lead the line for Mikel Arteta’s side next season.

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“It shows you what half a striker can do in that Arsenal team,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

“Nketiah has a bit of pace and can run in behind. In the second half I thought he stretched the pitch really well.

“You wouldn’t say Eddie is a top-class striker. If Nketiah was on the market, he is not one of the striker’s the club would be going for.

“Arsenal need to upgrade that position. As good as Nketiah is, he is not the answer.

“We need two strikers. We are talking about a Nunez, Osimhen or a Jesus. Nketiah didn’t score against West Ham despite the fact he had chances. The other three would have scored and that is the difference.

“No disrespect but Nketiah is not the answer. He is a fox in the box but he is not the answer. He needs to play games.”

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