With plenty of debate about whether on loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah should already have more starts and minutes under manager Marcelo Bielsa, it seems our Argentine gaffer was ready to pivot and start Eddie in place of Patrick Bamford the other week as we faced Queens Park Rangers – until he suffered an injury prior to the game being played.
Having missed the Blackburn Rovers tie with his abdominal problem, reports are suggesting that the 20-year-old will continue to miss the upcoming matches against Luton Town, Reading and Middlesbrough, despite the fortnight international lull.
I’m not sure of the veracity here, but some are now suggesting that following the confirmation that Ben White’s loan only involves a recall clause if he doesn’t play a certain % of games, that similar would be true for Eddie.
Naturally, if that is the case and he continues to remain on the sidelines, the recall comes into play and it’s an educated guess to think that if Eddie isn’t going to be back any time soon, we’ll look for cover in January and that could potentially force Arsenal’s hand.
Given this development – guesswork or not – fans will be eagerly awaiting a return date and hopefully we’ll get that and some clarity this week when Bielsa meets with the press.
Should Fans Now Be Worrying?
Depends When He Will Be Back Doesn't It