Arsenal are keen to keep Eddie Nketiah away with a sixth Premier League winner – SPORTS PLAYON

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Eddie Nketiah is out of contract at the end of the season and Arsenal could walk away free despite having recently started several games under Mikel Arteta

Arsenal are pulling all the stops to stop Eddie Nketiah.

They are facing a major battle to keep him as six Premier League clubs – including Crystal Palace and West Ham – want to sign him and TWO major European clubs are also interested. Arsenal remain hopeful of being able to make a deal after holding further talks with Nketiah’s representatives as the 22-year-old is out of contract this summer.

Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is very keen to stick with Nketiah despite only giving him a suitable play to the team a few weeks ago. Nketiah has started Arsenal’s last five games, scoring four goals and the club are keen to increase his salary from becoming one of the first lowest paid teams to graduate from the school. as a large income earner.

Nketiah’s contract status means he holds all the aces at the moment and most of Prem’s clubs interested in Palace are trying hard to get him, in an attempt to sign him. him last summer and January. West Ham have also shown interest but Brighton and Newcastle are among the others but a serious club in Germany is among the other two foreign clubs not mentioned.

England’s under -21 -year -old Nketiah will get a financial deal as a free agent, but Arsenal hope Arteta’s faith in starting him with new talks will strengthen he lives with other graduate students such as Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka. Arsenal are about to resign after the loss of Alexandre Lacazette who has been without a contract this summer, they have offered him one more year and could increase it when they get Champions League football but his Lyon’s former club is being offered a long -term contract.

Arsenal are hoping to keep Nketiah which means only signing one striker with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus firmly on their radar but that deal is uncertain and fears he could stay or go. outside. They also looked at Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins and Benfica striker Darwin Nunez also linked.

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