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Jamie Carragher tells Arsenal player to leave the club after Leeds performance

Jamie Carragher tells Arsenal player to leave the club after Leeds performance

Despite scoring twice in Arsenal’s win over Leeds, Jamie Carragher has pushed Eddie Nketiah to leave the club.

The former England U21 international’s current Arsenal contract expires at the conclusion of the season.

Arsenal manager Mikael Arteta, on the other hand, is eager to persuade the academy graduate to sign a long-term contract with the club.

After the game, the ex-Liverpool centre-back told Sky Sports: “I don’t think he’ll ever end up being the first-choice striker. I think it’d be better if he moved on.”

Nketiah’s hesitation to accept a new contract was initially motivated by a lack of playing time.

However, in recent weeks, he has displaced Alexandre Lacazette as the number nine and rewarded Arteta’s faith with goals and assists, including his match-winning double yesterday.

Following the game, the 22-year-old told Sky Sports: “It’s amazing. It’s always nice to score. It’s a big three points. We’re working hard, we want to give it to the fans. It’s amazing to get the three points and it moves us closer to the top four.

“Any player wants to be playing and have the opportunities. I’ve worked hard throughout the season to make sure I’m ready when I get my chance. Credit to my team-mates for helping me to do well. I’m happy to be in the team and helping the team.”

The striker was also quick to thank Arsenal fans for their support and the connection they had with the squad.

“It’s a great atmosphere and throughout the whole season it’s been excellent,” he said.

“I really feel the connection between the players and fans. It’s amazing to be involved and we’re giving our all to make them happy and get the objective done.”

Many Arsenal fans will be hoping that their support will be enough to retain the promising young attacker at the club and allow him to build on his current strong form.

The Englishman also praised his previous club, Leeds United. Nketiah spent the 2019-20 season on loan at the Yorkshire club, where he helped them gain Premier League promotion.

“They’re a good side,they’re fighting for their lives, we knew they’d push,” he told Sky Sports. “They troubled us in the second half and we showed our resilience to stay with it.

“We’re just taking it game by game. A win today has us in a good position going into Spurs and hopefully we can go there and get the three points.”


Jamie Carragher tells Arsenal player to leave the club after Leeds performance

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