Unai Emery’s Arsenal kept their impressive pre-season form rolling after youngster Eddie Nketiah gunned Italian outfit Fiorentina down with a sublime brace in the International Champions Cup – leaving many Arsenal fans purring at the striker’s display.
Nketiah bagged the opener in the 15th minute before grabbing his second after first-team stars Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexandre Lacazette combined to give the starlet an easy opportunity to score, completing his double on the 65th minute. Fellow youth prospect Joe Willock rounded off the scoring as the 3-0 victory made it three wins from three in America for The Gunners.
The 20-year-old also netted the winner against Bayern Munich earlier in the week and it is his performances this off-season which has many Arsenal supporters hoping he will feature more this upcoming season. One fan said he reminded him of Ian Wright, claiming he could reach 20 goals next season whilst another simply used a picture of Pele to show his admiration.
The England Under-21 international enjoyed a glimpse of first-team action last season, playing nine games across the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League and even scored in Arsenal’s 3-1 final day victory over Burnley. For the youth team in the Premier League 2 last season, the highly-rated striker bagged nine goals in just ten appearances.
Here’s the best of the reaction from a number of Arsenal supporters:
You've been on absolute fire this pre-season. 3 goals in 2. Keep it going Eddie! I can't wait to see more from you. ?????????????????
— Jahan Miah (@AllAboutTheAFC) July 21, 2019
— Gooner Adam ?????? (@AdzCampbell91) July 21, 2019
Our golden boy????
— Shaatie (@sharonshaatramn) July 21, 2019
Eddie your definitely going places….just as long as you take Arsenal with you. More and more you remind me of Ian Wright. Can see you also reaching20 plus goals next season.
— Simon G (@SimonGr58025280) July 21, 2019
Amazing display Eddie! Keep up the good work @Arsenal and you’ll totally get your chance in the first team! ???? #COYG
— Mitch (@UncensoredMitch) July 21, 2019
Best youngster in the world.
— C Braza (@CBraza65_Colo) July 21, 2019
Learning from the two greats then rocketing past them as you become an Arsenal legend don’t worry, we see you ????
— Crusty Loaf (@crustybreadloaf) July 21, 2019
Hope you get your chance this season .my top striker @EddieNketiah9
— kofi dade (@dade25) July 22, 2019