Ebene News – GB – Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah ‘not ready’ for Premier League – Tony Cascarino

Arsenal star Eddie Nketiah “not ready” for Premier League, according to former Chelsea and Ireland striker Tony Cascarino

Nketiah, 21, has made 57 first-team appearances for the Gunners since leaving academy in 2017

Although the striker has yet to consolidate his place in Mikel Arteta’s first team, he has thrived for the English youngsters and became their record scorer at U21 level in October

He told The Times: “I don’t think Eddie Nketiah is ready for the Premier League which makes Arsenal’s dependence on him surprising”

Struggling Arsenal will face Manchester City in the EFL Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday night and Cascarino added: “ Only playing on the counterattack and showing conviction when they break, can ‘they will have the hope of winning

“Mikel Arteta’s side had only 29% possession in the 2-0 Wembley win in July and they will have to accept something similar for this Carabao Cup draw

“They shouldn’t be pressing City and they’re not good enough to beat them. I can’t see them dominating on set pieces either

“But when Arsenal have the chance to launch a counterattack, they must not part ways without enthusiasm

‘In the loss to Everton at the weekend, the player in possession had little or no options at all, so he had to stop the attack until his teammates advanced, and to by then, luck was gone

“It all has to do with the mood and attitude of the players. There aren’t enough steel characters on the team

“They played scared football this season, whereas it was different when they beat City in the FA Cup: in this game the players felt they had something to prove and they were buying what the manager wanted “

As Arsenal advance to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals in 15th place in the Premier League, Manchester City are eighth after eight games without losing

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Ebene News – GB – Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is not ready for Premier League – Tony Cascarino

Source: https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/22/arsenal-news-mikel-arteta-told-eddie-nketiah-not-ready-premier-league-tony-cascarino-13790174/