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Why I extended my Arsenal contract – Eddie Nketiah reveals

English-born Ghanaian forward Eddie Nketiah has recently extended his contract with Arsenal, and he’s opened up about the reasons behind his decision.

In an interview with FourFourTwo, the 24-year-old expressed his profound affection for the club and his commitment to personal and professional development.

Nketiah cited his love for Arsenal as a significant factor in his decision, stating, “I signed a new deal at Arsenal because I love the club. London is home… but I’ve been an Arsenal fan all my life, and that played a significant role.”

He also emphasized discussions with the manager and the plans presented to him as instrumental in his choice. “Speaking to the manager and the plans he had for me… I knew I wanted to learn, develop, and help Arsenal FC,” he explained.

Nketiah’s football journey began in Chelsea’s youth setup, but he joined the Arsenal academy in 2015.

He progressed through the U-18 and U-23 teams and received a call-up from then-manager Arsène Wenger for a pre-season tour of Australia and China.

Throughout his career, Nketiah has made significant strides, earning playing time with the Arsenal senior squad, featuring in loan spells with Leeds, and making notable contributions for the Gunners.

In the previous season, he played 40 games for Arsenal, scoring nine goals and providing two assists.

Despite interest from Ghana FA officials to have him represent the Black Stars, Nketiah made his first appearance for the England national team in an international friendly against Australia on Friday.

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