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How Arsenal have reacted to Marcelo Bielsa not starting Eddie Nketiah

first_imgNketiah secured a point for Leeds off the bench against Preston on Tuesday (Picture: Getty)According to The Athletic, Bristol City – who had wanted to take Nketiah in the summer – are ready to reignite their interest should the Gunners decide another club would give him more game time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal bosses are largely relaxed about Nketiah’s current role at Leeds, being used as an impact sub, though they never expected to get towards the end of October without him having started in the Championship.So far, the 20-year-old has played nine times, scoring in three of those outings, without being rewarded with a start, though he did play a bigger role in Carabao Cup clashes with Salford and Stoke – scoring in both.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked about Nketiah’s situation last week, Emery told reporters: ‘Firstly I respect his coach and his decision. I think he is going to play more. He is going to deserve it.‘Each match he plays with Leeds and the national team is important for him and important for Arsenal because we want him to get confidence and take experience and use it in the future for us. Arsenal relaxed about loanee Eddie Nketiah’s situation at Leeds United Comment Arsenal would consider loaning Nketiah to a different club in January (Picture: Getty)‘He is doing it. He is maybe playing less than we want, but I am sure he will play more.’After scoring in three of the first five matches of the season, Bamford has struggled in front of goal more recently – firing blanks in his last eight matches, all starts – and there is a growing desire among Leeds fans to see Nketiah given a run in the side.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal The striker has come off the bench in his nine Championship appearances (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are not panicking over Eddie Nketiah’s lack of starts for loan club Leeds United this season, though could consider cancelling his stay and sending him elsewhere in January.The England Under-21 international was again on the bench on Tuesday night against Preston, coming on in the second half to net a late equaliser.Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa defended his decision to pick Patrick Bamford and leave Nketiah out of the starting XI after the match, despite growing calls for the Arsenal man to get the nod.center_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 23 Oct 2019 11:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link365Shares Advertisementlast_img

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