Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta has revealed that Eddie Nketiah is coaching “harder” than anybody else within the squad after the striker scored on his first look of the season on Wednesday night time.
Nketiah performed 83 minutes in opposition to AFC Wimbledon within the third spherical of the Carabao Cup and supported Alexandre Lacazette within the assault, eradicating the purpose within the 3-0 win.
The 22-year-old was linked with the likes of Crystal Palace and Brighton within the summer time, which might have helped him get extra common taking part in time. But he stopped staying in north London and Arteta has praised the angle he has proven.
“I think Eddie gives us a lesson every day,” the supervisor informed Arsenal.com. “There has been a lot of speculation about him, a lot of debate but he has his head down and trained harder than anyone else, he takes care of himself and he supports all his teammates in all circumstances.
“I’m so blissful for him and it is no coincidence that he can carry out at that degree and bodily how he handles the sport, as a result of he trains greatest day by day, so I’m blissful for him.
Whether Nketiah, whose solely second taking part in time this season got here as captain of the U23 aspect earlier this month, retains his place within the squad for the large North London derby in opposition to Tottenham on Sunday stays to be seen.
In that match, Arsenal have gained two in a row within the Premier League and are advancing within the Carabao Cup, which has created some optimistic momentum after a horrible begin to the season.
“It’s really important because trust increases competition and gives the best out of you when you’ve had a hard time,” Arteta stated.
“Now the boys have won three games in a row, so thank you for how they have handled the situation and now they are really looking forward to playing on Sunday, which is the biggest day of the season for us so far at home.”
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