Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Marjorie, Aug 18, 2020.
You're completely missing the point though about Nketiah, whatever his role may be.
his role is to run about and press
Glad seeing others changing their mind about Nketiah. He's a fighter and can press but he should be no where near the starting spot.
Not sure whether it's "changing their minds" really. He just isn't ready to be our starting number 9 at the moment. Doesn't mean he's ****. He has so much room to develop.
Most people (including me) want talents to show their all at the age of 17 like Cesc did but that is so uncommon..
He's done nothing to show he's good enough other than score a few tap ins....every aspect of his play has been poor. Seen some people compare him to mason greenwood. Greenwood is light years ahead in terms of ability and talent.
True, but wouldn't be the first time that a **** striker turns into a good striker later on. Not comparing the two but wasn't Vardy working at a factory at Nketiah's age?
He needs time to develop. Our starting #9 position just isn't the right place.
Of course, but you have to see at least something special. Something stand out, i.e. pace or hold up play, build up play. He literally has nothing. Even in the lower leagues vardy would've had electric pace.
Not going to complain today. Auba looked dreadful out there too. There is a lot of work to do offensively for our attackers to flourish better.
Bootleg Inzaghi. I Like Nketiah, but he doesn't have the talent to be the main man leading the line here in the future. I don't think you can just train to improve size, strength, technique and explosiveness to such a high level when he is already so deficient in all those areas at 21.
After Lacazette’s miss against Liverpool I suspect Arteta just took him out of the firing line. Just my opinion.
I’ve seen nothing to suggest that Eddie should be starting ahead of Lacazette -other than fresh legs I just don’t see it.
I think he's still a bit raw myself. I think there's a lot of talent there but watching back the recent games, I have been less than impressed with how rushed and lacking composure he has been in possession. Some flat track games in the EL should be good for him IMO.
He’s better off the ball than on it (pressing, dragging defenders out of position, making space). That’s why managers appreciate him but fans don’t get it.
That withstanding, he’s definitely not starter quality IMO. We need to invest in a new #9 next season.
from BBC webpage :
Nketiah netted his ninth goal in his last five qualifying games and his 13th overall for England Under-21s, matching the record held by Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers.
let's hope he becomes another Shearer rather than another Jeffers
Looked good when he came on, to be fair. Is much more comfortable linking play and playing like a rounded #9 at this level than he is at first team level (understandably). I really wish we were in a situation where he would have gone on loan, but Arteta likes him (as do I) so he'll get minutes here. I just want him to calm down a bit - sometimes an overeagerness to impress can lead to rushing things.
Top top talent. Remember same time last year when I was getting murder threats and called troll for suggesting Daka could play anywhere he wanted or two yeara ago when I was troll for saying Saka could make it here with us.
We just need to be patient with Nketiah who is already better and offers more than Lacazette imho!
It's either start Auba up top or Nketiah really until Martinelli is fit and ready. Laca doesn't count as as he always needs to be subbed around 50 mins in.
Best English young striker, almost breaking the record for most scored goals for u21. We keep betting on him. Already our best striker after Auba.
Nketiah should start based on his u21 and potential. Not based on what he has produced which is very little. Specially his general play. I don’t think you can play him and auba together as both lack general play and we won’t build much play
We can only allow a maximum of one player on the pitch who is not good at general play. (I would prefer none on the pitch to create numerical superiority and control possession.
We have auba, laca, Özil, nketiah, Willock.....can’t have more than one on the pitch.
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