Arsenal have made a contract offer to Eddie Nketiah, but it’s still likely they sell him on this summer, according to a report.

Arsenal's English striker Eddie Nketiah (L) scores his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League 1st round Group B football match between Dundalk and Arsenal at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on December 10, 2020. (Photo by Paul Faith / AFP)
Arsenal’s English striker Eddie Nketiah (L) scores his team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League 1st round Group B football match between Dundalk and Arsenal at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on December 10, 2020. (Photo by Paul Faith / AFP)

The Athletic report that Arsenal have made a contract offer to Eddie Nketiah, who has just 12 months left on his current deal. The club are looking to extend the contract to protect their investment and give them some flexibility.

But Nketiah is unlikely to sign, and he’s drawing interest from the Premier League and abroad. If he turns the offer down, he’ll probably be sold.

The same article suggests Arsenal’s decision to offer an extension was possibly influenced by the idea he could follow in Joe Willock’s footsteps, taking a loan move away before leaving for a higher price next summer.

It doesn’t seem as if there’s any suggestion Arsenal would be extending Nketiah’s deal to integrate him into the team next season. After he played 206 minutes across all of Arsenal’s games from January to May, that ship appears to have sailed.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t a chance of Nketiah having a future at Arsenal if he did extend and accept a loan move. But that seems to be his only route back into the team, and it’s not a very likely one.

Previous reports suggest Arsenal have put a price tag of £15m to £20m on Nketiah this summer.

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