“So proud of this kid” – Arteta reserves special praise for Arsenal ace after AFC Wimbledon performance

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has reserved special praise for young striker Eddie Nketiah after he scored a superb goal in last night’s Carabao Cup win over AFC Wimbledon.

The 22-year-old hasn’t really managed to establish himself as a regular at the Emirates Stadium, but he’s had a lot of competition for places at the club for some time now, so maybe that shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.

Nketiah has often showed a great deal of potential when he has got on the pitch, and his flicked finish against Wimbledon last night was a reminder of his quality.

See the video below as Arteta heaped praise on the England Under-21 international for showing the right attitude off the pitch…

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Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette also wanted to single out Nketiah after the game, with the youngster clearly a popular figure at the club, even if the fans don’t always get to see that much of him on the pitch…

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Arsenal fans will be pleased to see this homegrown talent making an impact, with the Gunners’ academy producing a lot of fine players in recent times, such as Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock.

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