Michael Owen hails Arsenal child and makes huge profession forecast
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Owen, now retired, currently plies his trade as a football pundit and the previous England global believes Arsenal’s Nketiah might become one of the sport’s most prolific forwards.
Nketiah, 21, joined Arsenal’s youth academy from Chelsea in 2015 and after climbing the Gunners’ ranks blended with a successful short-term loan spell with Leeds United, the young Englishman remains in line to become a first-team regular for Mikel Arteta.
The 21-year-old’s most current goalscoring heroics came throughout England under-21’s 5-0 thrashing over Albania in a game which saw the Arsenal guy scored two times.
Nketiah was denied a worldwide hat-trick after missing out on a penalty kick however did display a completely brilliant efficiency otherwise.
Speaking survive on BT Sport after Tuesday’s under-21s Euros qualifier, Owen fasted to praise the 21-year-old and believes he could grow to turn into one of the sport’s most clinical marksman.
” He’s extremely excellent,” Owen said, as priced estimate by City.
” He’s got a genuine odor for it, hasn’t he? He understands where the ball’s going to drop. I like his motion. I like his appetite to score goals.
” Some gamers are self-confidence players. If you miss a penalty and you’re a self-confidence gamer, you go missing out on all video game.
” If you have actually just got pure self-belief, it just brushes off you and you’re simply onto the next one.
” With that kind of mindset, with the way he plays, he’s just going to be a goal device all his career.
” The key for him is obviously attempting to get regularly into that Arsenal group, and then all his horizons are open.”
Nketiah currently has 10 first-team goals to his name for Arsenal and will be hoping his current international performance can bump him up Arteta’s strategies when the Gunners face-off versus the 21-year-old’s previous side, Leeds United on Sunday.