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Sports News of Tuesday, 25 February 2020


Eddie Nketiah reveals loan spell at Leeds prepared him for the PL

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah

English born Ghanaian Edward Nketiah has revealed that his loan spell at Leeds United has helped his return to the Premier League with Arsenal.

The 20-year old scored his first goal for the Gunners this season in their 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday and has become manager Mikel Arteta's first choice forward.

Nketiah started Arsenal's last two games, with French striker Alexander Lacazette dropped to the bench.

"My Leeds experience was good for me, I learned as a player," Nketiah told

"I might not have played as much as I wanted, but I had good moments when I was there when I came on and played. It's just about learning and developing.

"It started really well, obviously I came on and if you check my minutes-to-goal ratio, it's quite good but obviously it's just how things are.

"Sometimes the manager makes his decision and you have to deal with it. It's about learning from that environment. It's a very good environment to be in, he [Marcelo Bielsa] is a very demanding coach and I learned a lot."