Mikel Arteta Excited With Nketiah's Response to Losing Gabriel Jesus

Mikel Arteta Excited With Nketiah's Response to Losing Gabriel Jesus

  • Mikel Arteta has showered praise on English-born Ghanaian Eddie Nketiah
  • The 23-year-old scored a brace as Arsenal beat Manchester United in the league
  • Nketiah replaced injured Gabriel Jesus following the return of the Premier League

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is not feeling the absence of talismanic forward Gabriel Jesus following Eddie Nketiah's incredible form.

The English-born Ghanaian inspired Arsenal to victory over Manchester United after scoring a brace in the crucial encounter at the Emirates.

Nketiah, who struggled to make the starting team due to the signing of Jesus from Manchester City, has taken advantage of the Brazilian's injury to show his qualities.

Mikel Arteta, Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal, England
Mikel Arteta has praised Eddie Nketiah for replacing injured Gabriel Jesus. Credit: @premierleague
Source: Twitter

Arteta admits Arsenal have missed Jesus but insists Nketiah has responded very well.

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ click on "Recommended for you" and enjoy!

"What Eddie is doing is incredible. We cannot say that we saw that, we were hoping that he could do that because of the way he is, because of his mentality, because of his qualities and how those qualities fit within the team. Losing Gabby [Jesus] was a big blow, it is a big blow today, but Eddie is responding and the team I think in an exceptional way," he said as quoted by the club's website.

Nketiah has been on an incredible run since the start of the year.

He has scored 19 goals across his last 26 starts for Arsenal in all competitions, including 13 in his last 13 starts at the Emirates Stadium for the Gunners.

Nketiah warns EPL defenders

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Arsenal's brace hero, Eddie Nketiah has warned English Premier League defenders to be wary of his threat, after scoring twice in the victory over Manchester United.

The red-hot English-born Ghanaian continued his scoring form, as the Gunners secured another important win in the Premier League quest.

After the game, the young forward took to social media to share his excitement, while taunting defenders as his team closes in on the title.

Arteta praises Nketiah

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is impressed with the development of English-born Ghanaian forward Eddie Nketiah following his goal scoring run.

The 23-year-old scored a brace as the Gunners romped to a 3-0 win against Oxford in the third round of the FA Cup.

Nketiah has scored four goals in his last four games for the Gunners. Ads by Arteta, who was reacting to the team's performance at the end of the game, singled out the striker for praises.

Source: Sports Brief News