Eddie Nketiah on verge of signing new Arsenal contract


Eddie Nketiah has changed his mind about leaving Arsenal and is on the verge of signing a new contract, The Athletic understands.

The Arsenal striker’s new deal would be expected to be up to five years in length, although it is still in the process of being finalised.

The 22-year-old’s current contract is due to expire this summer and there had been an expectation that he would end a seven-year association with the north London club.

He was coveted by numerous clubs, including Crystal Palace, but he will now stay at the Emirates Stadium.

Nketiah made his first-team debut for Arsenal in September 2017. He spent half a season on loan at Leeds before being recalled and establishing himself under Mikel Arteta.

The England Under-21 international has managed to break into Arteta’s starting XI in recent weeks, dislodging Alexandre Lacazette.

He finished the 2021-22 season by scoring five goals in his last seven Premier League appearances.