Eddie Nketiah

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has revealed he has been offered a new contract by the Gunners. 

Nketiha’s contract with Arsenal is set to expire at the end of the current season and the England international says he has decided to delay the new deal.

“There have been offers of a new contract but at the moment my aim is to play football and play regularly. That’s my ambition and that’s what I hope to do but at the same time I’m at Arsenal, I love Arsenal,” Nketiah explained on the Beautiful Game Podcast.

Focus

“I’m just trying to focus on the season until May and make sure I finish that in a good way and then sit down and see what I think is the best opportunity to allow me to take those steps and develop,” Nketiah continued.

“I feel like I’m at the stage where I’ve signed a contract for five years when I was 18 and in that five years, how many starts have I had here? I went on loan for six months and been here for the rest and I have probably started about 30 games maybe in all competitions.”

“I see players my age that I’ve played with and they kick on and it’s like ‘what’s the difference between someone I was playing with at England Under-21s?’.”

“I was the captain and they’re doing more. It’s not even a thing of looking at them and hating them, I’m happy for them, but how did they get to the point where they are feeling confident and it’s through playing those games and having that experience.”

Next step

“For me to take the next step and get to where I think I can get to I obviously need to consider getting more minutes.”

Fellow striker Alexander Lacazette could is also set to become a free agent this summer.

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