Arsenal confirm Eddie Nketiah contract and announce new shirt number



Arsenal have confirmed the poorly kept secret that Eddie Nketiah will remain at the club, having penned a ‘long-term contract’ at the club.

Nketiah seemed certain to leave the club, but a run of starts towards the end of the season, in which he found the net five times, changed the opinion of the 23 year old, who instead saw a future for himself leading the Arsenal frontline.

The contract will take him beyond a decade at the club, having joined in 2015 from the Chelsea academy, and will likely see him handed added game-time next season, with Arsenal competing on multiple fronts next season.

Mikel Arteta told the club’s official website that “I’m delighted Eddie is staying with us. He represents what we are all about and all the values of the club. We are very happy that he has extended his contract and now we have to get to work and continue to develop the great talent and person that we have in him.”

Meanwhile, Technical Director Edu Gaspar added: “The foundations of this squad are built on young talent and in particular those who have come through our Academy system. Eddie was released by another club as a young man but has always shown he has the attitude as well as the ability to become a top player”.

“The fact he’s signed a new contract is an important part of our squad planning for next season and we’re all delighted”, he added.

The club also announced that Nketiah will wear the no.14 shirt at the club, most recently vacated by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and immortalised at the club by Thierry Henry. It is a massive statement for a club that also handed other Hale End graduates the no.10 and no.7 shirts.

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Meanwhile, Arsenal are closing in on a deal with Manchester City over Gabriel Jesus, with reports suggesting that they have had an initial offer turned down, but that a renewed offer of around £45m would be enough to secure the 25 year old.

Should they get that deal over the line, they are also keen on adding Youri Tielemans, Raphinha, and Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez to their ranks, while an announcement on the signing of Fabio Vieira from Porto is imminent.

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# Team MP D P
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0
2 Arsenal FC 0 0 0
3 Aston Villa 0 0 0
4 Brentford FC 0 0 0
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 0 0
6 Chelsea FC 0 0 0
7 Crystal Palace 0 0 0
8 Everton FC 0 0 0
9 Fulham FC 0 0 0
10 Leeds United 0 0 0
11 Leicester City 0 0 0
12 Liverpool FC 0 0 0
13 Manchester City 0 0 0
14 Manchester United 0 0 0
15 Newcastle United 0 0 0
16 Nottingham Forest 0 0 0
17 Southampton FC 0 0 0
18 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0
19 West Ham United 0 0 0
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 0
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 23
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 23
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 18
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 17
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 16
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 15
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 14
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 13
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 12
Maddison, James Leicester City 12
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 12
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 11
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 11
Richarlison Everton FC 11
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 11
Raphinha Leeds United 11
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 11





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