Nketiah has done well in the Carabao Cup this season, with five goals in five appearances. However, that has not been reflected in the league or FA Cup as he has not managed a single goal in five games. All four of his Premier League appearances have been off the bench but nothing fruitful either.
While speaking on The Wrighty’s House podcast, Wright hinted at a possible exit for Nketiah in the summer. He added that the striker is very likely to get his wish but added that it was not due to the striker's lack of chances. He said:
"Watching him against Forest, it was a tough game for us but what you do in those games is you keep it tight, you defend very well and you hope your guy takes a half chance and he didn’t take it. Eddie is a goal scorer that should."
"Those are the chances and opportunities he should have taken that would have given him a berth in the team that will give him a chance to nick those goals. But I don’t think he recognized the opportunity. Now, it looks like he wants to leave, and he probably will. And he has missed the chance. There was a chance there."
Paul Merson wants Nketiah to stay at Arsenal
Paul Merson has urged Nketiah to stay at Arsenal after his impressive display against Sunderland in the Carabao Cup. The striker scored a hat-trick in a 5-1 win over Sunderland. However, Arsenal were later knocked out of the competition by Liverpool in the semi-finals.
"My advice would be, I'd say stick here. Stick here for two, three more years. He's a kid, he's got plenty of years left. He's only going to get better and better. This is the place. You weigh it up. You probably go to a bottom half Premier League team. You sit and play on scraps, going on away games and not even getting shots on target. You've got to weigh all that kind of stuff up."
Arsenal have already let go of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January, with the Gabonese joining Barcelona.
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