Incoming Ghana forward Eddie Nketiah says Arsenal extended his contract for a reason.
Nketiah signed a new long-term contract with the English Premier League side Arsenal in what is a massive boost for his career.
The 23-year-old, who was due to be out of contract at the end of the month, sealed the deal on Saturday with just about two weeks before his existing contract was scheduled to expire.
He penned a five-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2027.
“I have worked a lot with the manager on playing with my back to goal, on the spaces to drop into and link play. Of course, it has been developed, but at the same time you don’t get here by just standing in the penalty box and scoring a goal.
“People are always going to say things, but I know what I can do. The people that have played with me, played against me, the coaches that have worked with me, I know how they feel about me.
“Every team needs a squad to compete. The club is always looking for ways to strengthen. They have extended my deal and they have done so for a reason. Whoever comes in, you relish the challenge. You make them feel welcome, and then you fight and compete.” He told the Telegraph newspaper.
Nketiah was in a blistering form towards the end of the 2021/22 season, starting Arsenal’s last eight league games and scoring five goals in the process.