'That's what we need now': Arteta hints Nketiah will get a start vs Burnley

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'That's what we need now': Arteta hints Nketiah will get a start vs Burnley

Eddie Nketiah's smart finish to open the scoring vs Dundalk in the Europa League was the striker's 5th goal for Arsenal this season - and if Mikel Arteta's words are anything to go by, this might earn Eddie more minutes soon.

"He has started and he has the possibility to start again. He’s a goal threat and he’s a player that’s always very close in every action that is around the box," Arteta told Arsenal.com

"He’s lively, he’s got the hunger and he’s only satisfied when he scores, and that’s what we need now, so he’s an option for sure."

Balogun should probably in the manager's thinking too, as his short cameo vs Dundalk was enough to notch a goal and an assist. He also showed admirable hold-up play.

It will be interesting to see how many of our Europa League stars make the cut vs Burnley. One would say at least Smith Rowe, Niles and Nketiah deserve to make the squad - and maybe Balogun too, despite his limited experience.

AuthorAlex BaguzinSourceArsenal.com
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