Eddie Nketiah remains determined to leave Arsenal at the end of the season.
Following his hat-trick against Sunderland in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup on Tuesday, Mikel Arteta reiterated his desire to keep the 22 year old striker at the club, and confirmed that he will get more game time in the second half of the season.
But the record scorer at under-21 level for England knows that he is not a guaranteed starter, and prefers to go toa club where he is guaranteed regular football.
And with him available on a free transfer next summer because he is in the final year of his contract, there are no shortage of clubs wanting to sign them. They include Crystal Palace, West Ham and Brighton, whilst there are also sides in Europe that are tracking his situation.
There have even been suggestions that he may leave the club as early as next month, with the Gunners looking to geta price for him whilst they still can
However, with doubts as to the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, that would leave the Gunners short of firepower unless a replacement can be signed.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.