‘He shows me how wrong I was’ – Mikel Arteta admits he should have started Eddie Nketiah over Lacazette more often

ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta has revealed he has been incorrect to not play Eddie Nketiah extra typically this season following his starring show at Chelsea.

The 22-year-old dazzled at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night time as he scored twice within the enthralling 4-2 victory in West London.

ReutersMikel Arteta has apologised to Eddie Nketiah over the striker’s lack of recreation time this season[/caption]

It was his first Premier League targets of the season having performed second fiddle to Alexandre Lacazette in 2022.

Nketiah has been restricted to cameo appearances off the bench within the latter phases of the match the place he has barely made an impression.

However he seized his alternative to steer the road away at Chelsea with Arteta deeming Lacazette not match sufficient to start out.

It was simply the England youth star’s second top-flight begin of the time period and he confirmed his supervisor why he’s deserving of a run within the crew.

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The ex-Leeds loanee broke the impasse after latching onto a unfastened again go from Andreas Christensen to calmly slot past Edouard Mendy.

He then put Arsenal 3-2 up after the break after once more capitalising on a mix-up on the again to poke past the Senegalese shot-stopper.

And talking in his post-match press conference, Arteta apologised to Nketiah over his lack of recreation time.

He mentioned: “If there’s one participant that I’ve been unfair with, I believe it’s him.

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“He has given me each proper to do one thing completely different. So if Eddie hasn’t performed extra, it’s my fault.

“And since as a supervisor I’ve missed one thing or I haven’t had the braveness to play him extra.

“And today he showed me again how wrong I was.”

The win proved to be further particular for Nketiah after he was released by Chelsea prior to joining Arsenal.

He remarked: “It makes it that bit extra particular.

“I used to be right here till U14s and received let go and also you all the time have that chip in your shoulder to return and show your self.

“Today it was good I got two goals but it’s not about me it’s about the team bouncing back and getting the three points.”

ReutersNketiah has performed second fiddle to French centre-forward Alexandre Lacazette this 12 months[/caption]ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta has revealed he has been incorrect to not play Eddie Nketiah extra typically this season following his starring show at Chelsea. The 22-year-old dazzled at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night time as he scored twice within the enthralling 4-2 victory in West London. It was his first Premier League targets of theRead MorePremier League – newest information, switch rumours, outcomes and fixtures |The Solar

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