Arsenal boss suggests Eddie Nketiah can cover up Danny Welbeck void
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has refused to indulge himself into discussions over the January transfer window despite the injury to Danny Welbeck. The England international recently picked up an ankle fracture in the Europa League game against Sporting and this is widely expected to sideline him for the rest of the season.
Amidst this, there has been speculation that the Gunners could spend in the New Year to add competition to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette but Emery has suggested that Eddie Nketiah could get into his plans from the reserve side, he said: “The first is to look inside. “We have one striker who is working well in the Under 23s and improving also in Eddie Nketiah,” he said. “He can have chances, it’s too early to speak about the possibility of January.”
Nketiah was offered some gametimein the League Cup and Europa League games during the previous campaign and he introduced himself to the Gunners’ faithful in sublime fashion after scoring a brace in the 2-1 comeback win over Norwich City in the former of those competitions. Despite this, he has not been offered the gametime he would have craved for but hopefully the injury to Welbeck could bring about a change in his fortunes.
Meanwhile, “Arsenal dropped another two points in the Premier League after they settled for a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers“ at the Emirates Stadium. The north Londoners were second-best for vast parts “of the weekend encounter“ and they were eventually fortunate to have bagged a point with the visitors managing the better chances on goal.
With the stalemate, the Gunners have remained fifth on the table with a three-point gap to the Champions League positions. Following the international break, the Capital outfit face a tricky trip to Bournemouth and their challenge gets tougher thereafter with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United to face.