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Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah not going anywhere amid Crystal Palace interest

Arsenal striker, Eddie Nketiah is likely to remain at the Emirates Stadium as the Gunners are not contemplating a sale unless a new striker comes in.

This update was given by Ben Jacobs in his GIVEMESPORTS column, where he revealed that Nketiah has emerged as an important figure in Mikel Arteta’s squad as he often time puts in significant contributions in important matches.

A move away from the Emirates stadium this winter is deemed improbable as he is seen as an important player to add squad depth in Arsenal’s pursuit of domestic and continental glory.

In a bid to deter potential admirers, The Gunners have set an astronomical £50m price tag on the England International, putting Arsenal in a strong negotiating position for the striker whose contract at the Emirates Stadium will run until June 2027.

Writing on X, Jacobs says, “My info on Eddie Nketiah remains the same as in mid-December.”

“Arsenal currently not contemplating a sale. That won’t change unless they bring in a striker. Arsenal still see Nketiah as an important squad player.”

Crystal Palace have reportedly made an inquiry for the England international it was turned down. The club have made it clear that Nketiah is not available in January.

Not for sale 

With only 6 goals in 25 appearances, Nketiah’s season at Arsenal has been a blend of highs and lows, and he remains optimistic about his role within the team. With Arsenal securing qualification for the Champions League knockout stages, there’s a collective aim to surpass the previous season’s performance and clinch their first league title in two decades.

Despite not being a guaranteed starter, Nketiah sees himself as an essential contributor to Arteta’s Arsenal. Positioned behind Gabriel Jesus in the center-forward hierarchy, the one-cap England international still receives a considerable amount of playing time on the pitch.

Given Gabriel Jesus’ recurrent injury challenges, Nketiah finds himself called upon more frequently than anticipated. The 24-year-old has demonstrated his ability to shine on numerous occasions, with a crucial winning goal in January 2023’s 3-2 triumph over Manchester United standing out. Additionally, his impressive hat-trick in the October 5-0 victory against Sheffield United underscores his capacity to make a significant impact in the Premier League.

As the 2024 winter transfer window approaches, Arteta is likely eyeing an opportunity to bolster the squad across various positions. This strategic move aims to fortify Arsenal’s chances of competing vigorously on both the Premier League and Champions League fronts in the upcoming year.

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