‘He Has To Start, Has To’ ‘Not Good Enough’ Arsenal Fans Debate Whether 21 Year Old Deserves More Chances Under Arteta

‘He Has To Start, Has To’ ‘Not Good Enough’ Arsenal Fans Debate Whether 21 Year Old Deserves More Chances Under Arteta

Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah has now scored 16 goals for England at Under 21 level. His brace against Albania on Tuesday night means he is three ahead of Alan Shearer on the all-time leading scorers list.

The 21-year-old has yet to translate that sort of scoring record to senior football but fans on Twitter have been discussing whether the striker deserves to be starting more often under Mikel Arteta:

Considering Alexandre Lacazette’s poor form over the last couple of months, there is a case to be made for Nketiah to be selected on a more regular basis. However, he hasn’t really impressed this season when given his opportunities in cup competitions.

He may need more time to develop his game in order to be a regular starter for the Gunners. Until then, Arteta could be better off selecting captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in more central areas. The 31-year-old has struggled to get goals in recent weeks and moving him from the left flank could help him get back in form.

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