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Former Premier League striker hits out with Arsenal set to make Eddie Nketiah decision

Arsenal will have a major choice to make this summer.

Arsenal currently have Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah as centre-forward options.

Neither player has been especially prolific this season but Arsenal have still been able to garner an eight-point lead atop of the Premier League.

Elsewhere though, Folarin Balogun has been loaned to Stade Reims in Ligue 1 and shone.

The young striker, who struggled for goals at Middlesbrough last season, has so far hit 17 in 27 league games this term.

But despite all of his goals, Gabby Agbonlahor has insisted Eddie Nketiah must remain above Folarin Balogun in the Arsenal pecking order.

Agbonlahor said: “I don’t think so. “Scoring goals in the Premier League is ten times harder than scoring goals in France. It’s a Mickey Mouse league, to me. There’s no way you can judge Balogun ahead of Nketiah based on what he’s done there.

“The Premier League is a different kettle of fish – and Nketiah is now a proven entity in this league. He’s helped them to this title if they get it. I would keep that dynamic as it is.”

Arsenal’s top scorers this season are Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli with 13, whilst Nketiah has nine and Jesus – who only recently returned from injury – has five.

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Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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