Arteta makes desperate plea to Arsenal star; labels youngster ‘special’

Mikel Arteta made a desperate transfer plea to Eddie Nketiah after his hat-trick for Arsenal against Sunderland in the Carabao Cup.Nketiah’s first Gunners treble helped them progress to the semi-finals of the competition. The 22-year-old striker looks destined to leave the Emirates, though, with cup games the only time he’s offered minutes.
Despite not using him in the Premier League, Arteta is eager for Nketiah to sign a new deal past next summer.
Speaking after the 5-1 win, the Spanish manager said: “As a club and me personally I really want him to stay here and that’s what we’re trying to do.
“I tell you every day that we want to keep Eddie. We see how he trains, that’s what he does every day, he works so hard and puts the ball in the net every session.
“I am really delighted with hi …

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