Arsenal Not Selling Eddie Nketiah to West Ham
Replacement for Sebastien Haller
The forward has played 12 times this season for the Gunners so far this season, bagging one goal along the way.
Haller has made the move to Ajax and leaves the Hammers in need of a new option in the striking role at the club – and they were believed to be keen on Nketiah.
Best Stint at Leeds United
However, according to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal will not sell the player to the Hammers and will try and keep hold of him this transfer window.
Nketiah has played only 33 times for Arsenal so far in his career – starting just ten of those games. His most prominent spell came with Leeds United on loan when the-then Championship side won promotion back into the Premier League.
Featuring 17 times in the Championship, he started only two of those games but bagged three goals along the way. He scored five from 19 in all competitions.
His performances for both Arsenal and Leeds must have caught the eye of West Ham though, who believe he could be a solid option for them up front.
West Ham Believed Eddie Nketiah Would be Valuable Option Upfront
But, the reports claim that Arsenal are quite happy to keep hold of Nketiah, even though he has failed to feature for the Gunners regularly.
It means that the Hammers may now have to turn to a different option up-front, with boss Mikel Arteta seemingly very happy to keep hold of the 21-year-old rather than let him leave in pursuit of more regular first-team action.
Although Nketiah is seemingly not the highest on the pecking order with other forwards above him, he clearly has an Arsenal future.