I’m not sure if this is actually worse than the alternative.
On the one hand, it means he can’t come back and bite us by scoring against us later in the season. One the other hand though, it just makes the whole thing feel like a waste of time.
According to John Percy of The Telegraph, it turns out that Eddie Nketiah will in fact not be heading back to the Championship for the second half of the season. Despite having held talks with Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City, it appears as though Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is willing to give him a shot.
Whether or not this decision was influenced by the red card to Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang meaning they’ll need some reinforcements for the next few weeks, it’s hard to say. So when the news came through, Leeds fans weren’t quite sure what to make of it, indeed a lot of them were of the opinion that the move didn’t make sense, and I have to agree with them.
Surely he’d get more time with us than Arsenal though and Bielsa is a better manager for his development than Arteta. Wierd move from Arsenal
— WeAreLeeds💙💛 (@WEARELEEDS5) January 15, 2020
That really doesnt make any sense regarding playing time,best eddie can hope for us fighting martinelli for third choice forward,game time limited I would imagine
— brad orme (@mebradcb) January 15, 2020
Leaves Leeds because he wasn’t getting enough time to stay at Arsenal and get even less game time 🤔 🤦♂️
— Darragh Campbell (@DarraghCamp1) January 15, 2020
What was the point in taken him back surly more meaningful game time at leeds 🙄
— Ryan Faulkner (@ryanleeds87) January 15, 2020
Thought he wanted more game time? Surely would of got more at Leeds? 🤷🏻♂️
— Lewis (@LewisElderss) January 15, 2020
Recalled from Leeds due to lack of game time, so he can sit on the bench at Arsenal.
Smooth brain tactics.
— NJ – LUFC (@wafll247) January 15, 2020
Mental decision. I hope the lad gets a shot at it, but I highly doubt it.
— Dave (@dav1dman) January 15, 2020
Baffled by Nketiah, surely you would grind out your first professional loan spell rather than returning back to sit in the Arsenal U23. #Lufc
— Lee (@LufcLee19) January 15, 2020
Do you think Nketiah will get more minutes with Arsenal than with us?
Unless he’s going to be starting games on a regular basis, surely he’s just going to be getting treated the same as he was at Elland Road, with the odd cameo appearance here and there?