Arsenal fans have expressed their unhappiness and have asked the club to release Ghana target Eddie Nketiah after he was linked a summer move.
The 22-year-old is out of contract in the summer and it is not clear if he will stay with Mikel Arteta’s side.
His representatives have already held talks with Arsenal and another meeting is planned to see if they can find a way forward around how much game time he will get.
On Tuesday, AFTV posted on their social media pages claiming Nketiah is looking for a move out of Arsenal because he wants regular playing time. The post further confirmed several clubs in the Premier League are already monitoring his situation at the Gunners and it is understood that Liverpool and West Ham are in pole position to pounce for him.
The post did not go down well with some the fans who have responded to the post by calling on Arsenal to allow Nketiah to leave the Emirates Stadium in the summer.
Below are some comments from the fans:
“He’s ok, but not good enough,” explained Paul Vinnicombe, adding: “Not a great loss if he moves on,” while Chards Bwino Master said: “Not good enough, let him go. He can’t take us to the next level.”
Udeze Chima suggested Arsenal should let Nketiah leave: “Cash in on him as he is more or less like Joe Willock,” while Gidee Yerima III wrote: “Sell Nketiah please, we deserve better, let them sign better players for us.”
Ken Mahuthu proposed to drive Nketiah out of Arsenal: “Yes he should go. I can even drive him for free to his next club,” while Souvik Sanyal is against Arsenal offering him a new contract: “Not good enough, please don’t offer him a new contract.”
Jamie Brown believes Arsenal deserves quality players, the likes of Harry Kane: “Mate. Come on. We need someone of Harry [Kane] or Haaland, not these mediocre championship players. Not good enough for Arsenal,” while Osamo Pius said: “Please sell him and other players like Nuno, Cedric, Sambi [Lokonga], Holding, Nicolas [Pepe], they don’t deserve to be in this club.”
“Let him go if he can’t sit on the bench and learn, he does little for the club and demands everything from the club,” said Osasuwa Umoru adding: “These are the kinds of players that will keep making Arsenal drop to Europa League each season that goes by.
“We need a classy top nine and another almost classy nine as back-up.”
“Nketiah is average, if goes to Chelsea or Liverpool he will warm the bench for the rest of his career,” suggested Enock Kessy while Aidrean O Hanainq questioned: “Nkeitah wants first-team football …why on earth would he go to Chelsea or Liverpool then?”
Richie Benson said: “Let the boy go and play Champions League football. Why waste his talent?” while Fredrick Humble wrote: “I like Eddie he is hardworking. I can’t blame him for our losses, I blame the whole team.”
One supporter though, has called on Arsenal to renew his contract but under one condition: “I think we better try to renew his contract but still looking and buy two new ready strikers,” explained Chris Manuelle Piereno. “If we only can get one new striker, we’ll keep him. If we can get two new strikers, we’ll sell him.”
“He’s not a top-class striker, won’t score you enough goals even if he had regular football,” added Clive Noble while Ndabezinhle Dlodlo feels Nketiah can be a good player in mid-table teams: “He’s not good enough yet, he’ll be better at mid-table clubs.”
Nketiah scored twice in their 2-1 win over 10-man Leeds United in the English Premier League on Sunday, taking his goal tally to four in 18 league games this season.
Nketiah has started the last seven games for the Gunners after previously struggling for minutes under Arteta.
The highly-rated forward scored twice against Chelsea, put up an incredible display in their wins over Manchester United and West Ham, and a starring role against Leeds.