After been given chance after chance, finally, on the last day of the season, Eddie Nketiah scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal.
Nketiah is highly tipped to one day become one of the top strikers in English football having dominated the youth leagues for most of his teenage life, and his first strike in league football got many Arsenal fans keyed up about the future of their striker.
Having made a name for himself last season after scoring twice against Norwich City in the League Cup, the Arsenal youth academy striker has slowly but surely been waiting on the sideline for a chance to make an impression yet again in the first-team, and the 19-year-old attacker has been unlucky not to score this season already with Nketiah impressing against the likes of Vorskla and Qarabag in the Europa League.
The England U-19 forward has also been incredible at youth level, again, this season, netting nine and assisting four in Premier League 2 including scoring for the U-23s in the EFL Trophy.
The striker can hang his head up high after scoring against Burnley on the final day of the season in a 3-1 win for the Gunners and can now look forward to a season where Nketiah is expected to see more first-team football.
If Unai Emery continues with the 3-5-2 formation that has worked well this season, then the Spaniard could see Nketiah as back-up for Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the first-team, and with Danny Welbeck leaving this summer, the promising and talented attacker has an even bigger chance of getting minutes in the starting lineup.
It was a long time coming, but Nketiah is finally a Premier League striker, and next season will likely see more of the 19-year-old.
You think Nkeitah could be a solid back-up for Aubameyang and Lacazette next season?
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