Arsenal wonderkid Eddie Nketiah (17) scores brilliant hat-trick for U23s v Leicester (Video)

Eddie Nketiah signs his professional contract
Eddie Nketiah signs his professional contract

Nketiah shines for U23s

He signed from Chelsea as a 14-year-old and Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah tonight showed that he’s ready to take the step up into senior football with a superb hat-trick for the U23s.

The 17-year-old forward only signed his first professional contract in September but his performance against Leicester suggests it won’t be his last Arsenal contract.

Having impressed for Arsenal’s U18s, Eddie Nketiah tonight bagged his first, second and third goals for the U23 side in a 3-0 win over Leicester City.

Nketiah’s hat-trick

Eddie Nketiah’s first, coming in the 13th minute, was a gorgeous finish reminiscent of the great Thierry Henry.

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His second was even better, running at the Leicester defence with pace before producing a few stepovers and then firing into the bottom corner.

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Nketiah’s third came just two minutes after his second, volleying home a cross at the far post.

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