Arsenal fans excited by Emery’s talk of Eddie Nketiah involvement

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has suggested that he would prefer to find an internal solution to providing squad depth in the wake of Danny Welbeck’s injury, as reported by the Express.

The 27-year-old striker damaged his ankle in a midweek Europa League clash with Sporting. The injury looked serious at the time and the club have recently confirmed that the 42-cap England man has undergone an operation and could be out of action for some time.

As per the aforementioned Express report, when asked about how he would cope with Welbeck’s absence from the squad, the Gunners boss stated that “the first [choice] is to look inside, and we have one striker also who is working well with the U23s and is improving also, Eddie Nketiah, and he could have chances.”

Nketiah is yet to feature for the North London club this season, but was due to come on against Sporting before an injury to Stephan Lichtsteiner caused Emery to have to alter his substitution plans at the last moment.

Last season though, the 19-year-old made ten appearances in all competitions and made a big impression with the Emirates Stadium faithful when he popped up with a late, match-winning brace against Norwich City on only his second outing for the club.

Always prolific at youth level, Nketiah certainly has a lot of quality and may now be about to get the opportunity to prove his worth at the highest level. Plenty of Arsenal fans on Twitter are certainly excited at the prospect of seeing more of the England U21 international…