(8:30) “Eddie Nketiah limped off at the end of the game,” he stated.
“He went down as soon as the full-time whistle went, he fell onto the ground and then he got up and he limped off.
“He went down the tunnel straightaway with one of the fitness coaches at Arsenal. He has been suffering with an issue for a while now, Eddie, which is kind of why he was rested at the weekend against Leicester.
“His form hasn’t been great but I think a lot of that is down to his injury as well he’s been struggling with something. Arsenal will be managing it.”
Are Arsenal better with Nketiah in the side?
Although he has scored more than Jesus this season, Nketiah does not have the same level of influence on the pitch as the Brazilian, particularly in his ability to help his teammates improve.
With Nketiah in the starting XI, Granit Xhaka has failed to score a league goal, whilst Gabriel Martinelli’s form slightly dipped.
With Nketiah on the bench recently and Trossard starting, Martinelli scored against Leicester and Everton, before the Englishman came on and assisted Martinelli for another goal.
When Jesus was starting, Martinelli and Xhaka were both at the top of their game in front of goal, possibly as a result of the former Manchester City star’s technical ability and work rate.
Whilst Nketiah has proven himself to be a suitable understudy to help Arsenal score goals, the signing of Trossard and the potential return of Jesus could limit his game-time again, particularly if he continues to struggle with his injury problems.