Ghana target Eddie Nketiah pens new long-term contract with Arsenal
Ghana target Eddie Nketiah has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal.
The 23-year-old, whose contract was due to expire at the end of the month has made 92 first-team appearances and scored 23 goals since his first-team debut in 2017.
He finished last season in good form, starting Arsenal’s last eight league games and scoring five goals.
“I’m delighted Eddie is staying with us,” said manager Mikel Arteta.
“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.”
Nketiah has been handed No. 14 shirt, which was worn by Arsenal legend Henry between 1999 and 2007, with the Frenchman scoring 228 goals for the Gunners in two separate spells.
Since then, the number has been given to strikers – with Theo Walcott and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang taking over the mantle as Arsenal’s No 14.
Walcott scored over 100 Arsenal goals in his Gunners career, while Aubameyang netted 92 times with that number before departing for Barcelona in January.
Nketiah is the England Under-21s all-time top scorer with 16 goals in 17 appearances and captained the side that won the 2021 European Under-21 Championships.