Official: Arsenal complete another transfer deal for vital striker


Official: Arsenal complete another transfer deal for vital striker

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has agreed a new long-term contract with the Gunners

He finished last season in good form, starting Arsenal’s last eight league games and scoring five goals.

“I’m delighted Eddie is staying with us,” said manager Mikel Arteta.

“He represents what we are all about and all the values of the club.

“We are very happy that he has extended his contract”

“Now we have to get to work and continue to develop the great talent and person that we have in him.”

Arsenal have not disclosed the length of Nketiah’s new deal, instead describing it as “long-term”.

The Londoner, who will wear the number 14 shirt next season, having previously worn number 30

Marked his home debut with two goals against Norwich City in the Carabao Cup in 2017 and featured in the FA Cup and Community Shield-winning teams in 2020.

He is also the England Under-21s all-time top scorer with 16 goals in 17 appearances and captained the side that won the 2021 European Under-21 Championships

Official: Arsenal complete another transfer deal for vital striker

Arsenal technical director Edu, added: “The foundations of this squad are built on young talent and in particular those who have come through our Academy system.

“Eddie was released by another club as a young man but has always shown he has the attitude as well as the ability to become a top player.

“The fact he’s signed a new contract is an important part of our squad planning for next season and we’re all delighted.”

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