Ghana Bound Eddie Nketiah Excited to Sign New Contract With Arsenal

Ghana Bound Eddie Nketiah Excited to Sign New Contract With Arsenal

  • Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah has reacted after signing a new contract that will keep him at the North London club until 2027
  • Nketiah’s current contract is due to expire this summer and there are a lot of Premier League clubs scrambling for his signature
  • The 22-year-old is currently in talks with the Ghana Football Association over a possible switch in nationality

Incoming Ghanaian forward Eddie Nketiah says he has an 'unfinished business' at Arsenal following his five-year contract extension with the Gunners.

The 23-year-old is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season but his performances this year have encouraged the Gunners to keep hold of him.

Nektiah made 92 first-team appearances and scored 23 goals since his first-team debut in 2017.

He finished last season in good form, starting Arsenal's last eight league games and scoring five goals.

Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal, English Premier League
Eddie Nketiah signs a new contract with Arsenal and has a new shirt number. Photo by David Price
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Nketiah will wear the Arsenal's legendary No.14 - the shirt worn by all-time record scorer Thierry Henry.

The Ghanaian-bound striker took to Twitter to express his delight after extending his contract with the North London giants.

He tweeted:

"New deal, new number, unfinished business. God is good."

Nketiah is England Under-21s all-time top scorer with 16 goals in 17 appearances and captained the side that won the 2021 European Under-21 Championships.

Eddie Nketiah Close to Ghana Switch After Securing Passport

Meanwhile, Nketiah is close to sealing his nationality switch from England to Ghana before the World Cup in Qatar.

The 22-year-old has reportedly secured his Ghanaian passport as the move to represent the African giants enters its final stages.

According to 442GH.com, the England U21 all-time top scorer has decided to play for Ghana at international level after receiving his passport.

Arsenal Get New Number 14 as Talented Striker Pens New Deal to Stay at The Club

Sports Brief earlier reported that Arsenal have confirmed Eddie Nketiah has signed a new deal to remain at the club.

Nketiah, 22, was on the final days of his previous deal, and there were talks that he would follow Alexandre Lacazette in the exit door.

But the Gunners, through the club website, released a statement on Saturday, June 18 confirming Nketiah had put pen to paper in a new contract.

Source: SportsBrief.com