Eddie Nketiah is a product of Arsenal’s academy and currently holds the record for most goals with England’s under-21s.
However, he has never really been a prolific goalscorer for Arsenal in the Premier League.
The Gunners are unbeaten in the Premier League this term and Nketiah has scored two in six.
But ex-Arsenal man Paul Merson believes Nketiah is not capable of helping the Gunners win the Premier League:
“I’ve always said it from day one – Eddie Nketiah is not going to win you the Premier League. You need a proper centre forward. I’m not blaming Nketiah because they drew 2-2 with Tottenham. But with 32 games to go and all the Champions League games they have to play, I don’t think he takes them to the next level,” Merson said.
“I don’t even think Gabriel Jesus takes them to the next level. I was so confident that Arsenal would win on Sunday but when I saw the teams, I was majorly worried. Jesus on the wing, Nketiah up front, Fabio Vieira – I don’t think he’s good enough. Then Declan Rice comes off and Jorginho comes on. It wasn’t Arsenal’s strongest team but when you think about the Champions League and all the games they have to play, it looked a bit weak on Sunday, didn’t it?”