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Leeds United fans have been worried about Eddie Nketiah’s future at the club for a number of weeks now.
Indeed, there have been concerns about Arsenal recalling the striker, but it seemed as if David Ornstein’s update on the 20-year-old’s situation had calmed those nerves as he stated that Arsenal have no intention of recalling the youngster in the January transfer window.
However, nobody seems to be considering the player’s view on all of this, and in the end, that’s what really matters.
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The fact of the matter is that Nketiah’s future may be out of Marcelo Bielsa’s hands, and his latest injury setback won’t have helped matters.
The striker is due to be out of action for around three weeks, and with the Argentine usually taking a policy of easing players back into action he may not even be back in the squad straight away once he returns.
Nketiah has already complained about being on the bench at Leeds, and his latest injury setback may mean that there is a real possibility that the 20-year-old doesn’t start until January.
That will undoubtedly annoy the attacker as he’s voiced his grievances about not starting before.
While Leeds and Arsenal seemingly have no problem with how the current loan deal is going, if the player continues to be overlooked by Bielsa he may become even more unsettled.
All things considered, Nketiah might get even more uncomfortable in the future.
With Patrick Bamford goalless in ten games, now would have been a perfect opportunity to show what he was about. Yet, if he wasn’t able to get in the team then, it’s highly unlikely he’d be ushered in after an injury setback.
Unfortunately for Bielsa, this may well be out of his hands.