Arsenal Confirm A New Deal For Eddie Nketiah As Arteta Hunts For A New Striker. As Arteta looks for a new striker, Arsenal confirms a new contract for Eddie Nketiah. The young striker has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal and will now wear Thierry Henry’s legendary 14 shirt number, the club confirmed.
The 23-year-old’s contract at The Emirates was set to expire at the end of the month, but the club has taken steps to ensure his future after he concluded the season in brilliant form, scoring five goals in his final eight games. The alleged five-year extension puts a stop to transfer rumours linking him to other Premier League and Bundesliga clubs.
Manager Mikel Arteta said: “I’m delighted Eddie is staying with us. He represents what we are all about and all the values of the club.
“We are very happy that he has extended his contract and now we have to get to work and continue to develop the great talent and person that we have in him.”
Nketiah is also taking the famed No. 14 shirt, notably worn by all-time leading scorer Henry, after previously wearing No. 30.
In their pursuit to improve the squad depth, the Gunners are reported to be in the market for a new striker with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus being the main target.
Arsenal has made a proposal for Gabriel Jesus to be Premier League champions, Manchester City. The Brazilian player is eager to join a club that will provide him with more playing time, a problem that was clear last season. The Gunners are optimistic that they will sign Jesus, reuniting him alongside Mikel Arteta.