Eddie Nketiah reveals help from Arsenal ‘idols’ Thierry Henry and Ian Wright

first_imgAdvertisement Nketiah has received advice from ‘idols’ Wright and Henry (Picture: Getty)Despite his impressive pre-season performances, Nketiah may still be loaned out this summer and Bristol City have registered a strong interest in the promising attacker.Asked about a possible loan move, Nketiah replied: There was talk of that and it was close to happening in January but the club decided that I should stay and I tried to finish the season as strongly as possible.‘We’ll see what happens in the future but I’m just enjoying the tour and in the future decisions will be made.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I need to keep pushing, keep working and as for the season I want to be playing regularly. After the pre-season tour, it’s something that I’ll look at with my family and speak to the manager and see what’s best for me.‘I feel like I have a great relationship with the fans. It’s nice that they notice that and sing my name. That’s a dream come true. Even out here the fans are screaming my name.‘They travel all around the world to see us play and support us. I always try to give them something back and I’m so grateful that they have taken to me like that as one of the boys from the academy and I hope it can continue.’MORE: Arsenal expect to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos ahead of Tottenham Comment Advertisement Eddie Nketiah reveals help from Arsenal ‘idols’ Thierry Henry and Ian Wrightcenter_img Nketiah has scored three goals in two games for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)‘Him being one of my idols [working with him] was a dream come true. The two guys here are very good too.‘I feel we have a good relationship and [Alexandre] Laca[zette] gave me a nice assist on my second goal [against Fiorentina] so I am grateful.‘I am always happy to get their advice and learn from them and take it into the pitch when I can.’ Tom OlverMonday 22 Jul 2019 7:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Eddie Nketiah has had an impressive pre-season in front of goal for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah has said he is ‘grateful’ for the advice he’s received from club legends Thierry Henry and Ian Wright.Nketiah has caught the eye in pre-season for Arsenal, scoring three goals in his last two matches, and Unai Emery hopes the 20-year-old striker can play a major part this upcoming season.Bundesliga outfit Augsburg were on the verge of agreeing a loan deal for Nketiah last January, but the Gunners pulled the plug on the move, feeling it was in the forward’s interest to continue training with Emery’s first-team.It appears Nketiah has now earned Emery’s trust and the England Under-21 international has thanked those who have helped him along the way on his journey.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I was with Ian Wright not too long ago and got some advice and it’s always nice to speak to those guys who have been your idols,’ he said.‘I worked with Thierry as well and it’s great to get that advice off top strikers and we’ve also got two top strikers here at the club at the moment.‘I try to learn as much and take what I can and use it in my own game, Thierry was great for me, not just on the pitch but off the field as well. He is a nice guy, very approachable.last_img

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