Date: 22nd July 2019 at 12:44am
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Eddie Nketiah netted twice as Arsenal made it four wins three wins out of three in pre-season.

Boss Unai Emery opted for a youthful side spearheaded by the 20-year-old Englishman, who also scored the winner against Bayern Munich this week.

Eddie Nketiah celebrates scoring against Fiorentina

While he has made just eight Premier League appearances so far for the Gunners, fans are hoping that he see more action this year.

Joe Willock also got himself on the scoresheet with a neat finish in the dying seconds of the game.

Speaking after the win over Fiorentina, Emery expressed his pride in the youngster and revealed that he turned down the chance to send him out on loan last season.

“I’m really happy but last year in small moments when we could give him chances to be on the pitch he did very well,” he said.

“His progress can confirm, we want progress with every player.

Emery says he will give Nketiah game time this season

“He has a very good attitude and they need experience, minutes and confidence. The young energy is very important.

In response to Nketiah being afforded more game time this season, Emery added:

“Aubameyang plays some time on the wing,” he said. “Last year we had Lacazette, Aubameyang and Welbeck. They had space to play.

“We want to give the chances to Nketiah. Every young player if they deserve to be here we’ll help them.”

Arsenal will attempt to keep their 100 per cent pre-season record when they take on Real Madrid next at midnight on Wednesday July 24th.