Arsenal have reportedly offered Eddie Nketiah to Leeds United for £20m as they look to unload the forward this summer.

Arsenal's English striker Eddie Nketiah celebrates after he 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 celebrates after he 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)

Eddie Nketiah’s time at Arsenal seems to have come to an end and Arsenal are hoping that Leeds United will want to buy the striker who scored five goals, with one assist, in his 663 minutes in a Leeds shirt.

Leeds are said to want a player to challenge Patrick Bamford, the man who kept Nketiah out of the Leeds lineup when he was there on loan for half a season in 19/20.

Nketiah’s contract expires next summer and his 13 goals in 65 games for Arsenal has not been enough to convince Mikel Arteta he is a player he could use in his squad next season.

That return might seem low, but you also have to remember that of those 65 games, Nketiah only started 26 of them and averaged just 38 minutes per match. It’s pretty hard to hit your stride or find your flow when you’re only given a few minutes here and there to make your mark.

Arsenal are clearly counting on Nketiah’s English premium to bump up his price, but it is not yet clear if Marcelo Bielsa has any desire to bring him back to Elland Road.

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