Eddie Nketiah single-handedly gave Arsenal 3 points this afternoon. As the Gunners bagged a 2-1 victory over Leeds United, at the Emirates Stadium. Frankly, the 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League is certain for the Mikel Arteta’s men.
The English youngster pulled out a masterclass performance, having scored 2 goals within 10 minutes. Other players like Granit Xhaka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Takehiro Tomiyasu were fantastic at the Emirates Stadium today.
Without being sentimental, Arsenal wouldn’t want to lose Eddie Nketiah at the moment. As they will definitely offer him a contract extension. Because he has the potential to replace Alexandre Lacazette, in the team’s frontline.
Statistically speaking, Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 4 games in the Premier League. And the Gunners academy product was able to register 4 goals in those matches. Of course, the 22-year-old English striker is now an important player in the squad.
Eddie Nketiah Game By Numbers Against Leeds United:
According to Squawka, the youngster had 93% pass accuracy, 30 touches, and 8 touches in the opponent’s box. At the same time, he had 5 shots, 2 shots on target, and 2 goals. Also won 6 duels and 3 fouls, having been the latest Arsenal player on fire.
Apparently, the Mikel Arteta’s man was very clinical against Leeds United. As a result, he’s now part of the list of Arsenal’s players, with the most goals and assists in the 2021-2022 campaign.
Most G/A This Season For Arsenal:
Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette remain irreplaceable for the Gunners this season. According to Transfermarket, the Englishman had 18 goal contributions (12 goals, 6 assists). And the Frenchman had 14 goal contributions (6 goals, 8 assists).
Furthermore, Smith Rowe comes in third place on the list. As he has already bagged 13 goal contributions (11 goals, 2 assists). As Martin Odegaard follows the English youngster, with 11 goal contributions (6 goals, 5 assists).
In addition, Eddie Nketiah has been fantastic for Arsenal in 2021-2022. He had 10 goal contributions (9 goals, 1 assist). So, Aubameyang had 7 goals and 2 assists before he joined Barcelona in January. And Gabriel Martinelli, with 5 goals and 4 assists.
In all fairness, the Gunners have had many different goal-scorers this season. However, Bukayo Saka and Smith Rowe played massive roles in the team’s performance. And Eddie Nketiah has already made a name for himself, in the absence of Aubameyang.
Of course, Arsenal have many new players on their radar ahead of the summer transfer. But the North London club can build their frontline around Eddie Nketiah next season. Because he has the ability and capability to take the mantle from Lacazette. If the Frenchman leaves in the summer.