Eddie Nketiah has been a ‘disappointment’ this season and needs to improve his ‘all-round’ game.
That’s according to former and legend Teddy Sheringham.
Nketiah has managed six goals in 22 appearances this season, but he’s faced criticism from some supporters.
The ace has played second fiddle to Gabriel Jesus when the Brazilian’s been fit but he’s failed to take his spot when the ex-Manchester City forward was injured.
The form of both players has convinced Mikel Arteta to enter the market for a new striker, with Brentford’s Ivan Toney top of his wishlist.
And Sheringham says Nketiah needs to do more if he wants to improve a ‘disappointing’ campaign.
‘ at has been disappointing this season. I think he’s got something about him, I really do. He is a young that is ready to burst onto the scene but, again, we’ve spoken about how players can be affected by criticism,’ Sheringham told the .
‘He would have heard all the noises from the Arsenal fans talking about needing something special up front. He will be aware of the rumours and the stories that keep being published about the club signing a striker in January.
‘For me, he is a natural goal scorer. When you don’t get you goals, it can have an effect on your confidence, which I think has happened. He is still a very young lad, but I think he is a natural talent, and he will come good for Arsenal.
‘Similarly, to the criticism that Trent faced, Nketiah is probably in the same place as Trent was last year. If you’re talented and you have the right desire and the right people around you, telling you the right things, then you come back.
‘At the moment he is going through a lull. He’s in a good place at Arsenal, learning from Arteta and he can watch Jesus and learn more about becoming a complete centre forward and hold-up play. I know that he’s got the goal-scoring ability, but maybe he needs to tighten up his all-round game.’
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