Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah scored just 43 minutes into his debut for Leeds United in the Carabao Cup last night. The 20-year-old opened the scoring in the 3-0 win against Salford City.
The forward will spend the season out on loan at the Championship side, and after a successful first appearance, supporters on Twitter are backing him to be a success at Elland Road:
What a gem he is😍
— Timileyin (@Timiley36469665) 14 August 2019
Boy is a beast. Lacazette successor.
— Centti (@Centhiva) 13 August 2019
Amazing striker 😭
— BADE (@constantly_tj) 14 August 2019
— HYDREZ👑 🇳🇬 (@idrowest75) 13 August 2019
This guy has a great future for our team.
— maggie_m (@mansi_1612) 13 August 2019
Nice start, keep it on
— Francis OlaxWhyte (@olaxwhyte7) 14 August 2019
Wow. Amazing 💪💪
— SK™ (@sendudukuning) 14 August 2019
The boy is too good @EddieNketiah9 shine on bro💚
— TONYCHUKWUNONSO (@TONYCHUKWUNONSO) 14 August 2019
I'm anticipate him in our colours next season and not just pre-season.
— ＭＲ. ＦＲＡＭＥＺ🇳🇬❕ (@PromiseFrameZ) 13 August 2019
— Shabir Ahmed (@Sh3ka5ar8) 13 August 2019
Nketiah appears to already have a fan in legendary Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa. Asked about the teenager’s performance after the game yesterday, the Argentine replied:
“The most important thing with Nketiah is that he is a special player and he doesn’t need a lot of instructions to follow his style of game. He’s a striker and the team will accommodate him, rather than him accommodating to the team.”
After Unai Emery opted against loaning him out last season, Nketiah only managed to make nine appearances for the Gunners’ first team.
He has impressed when given the opportunity, especially when he scored on the final day of the campaign against Burnley. However, a season playing regular first-team football away from the Emirates could do wonders for his development. The striker has certainly gotten off to a perfect start.