Eddie Nketiah Wages & Contract
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Eddie Nketiah is an English striker currently playing for Arsenal. He has managed to score 38 goals as of January 2023.
Nketiah started his career by playing for Hillyfielders, a Sunday team. This was where Chelsea scouts discovered him and recruited the 9-year-old star. He played for Chelsea until he left to join the Arsenal Academy in 2015. Except for being loaned out to other clubs, Nketiah has remained at Arsenal for the last eight years.
Eddy Nketiah was on loan to Leeds United for the 2019/2020 season. He helped the Leeds side win significant victories against teams such as Birmingham City, Barnsley, and Brentford.
Nketiah signed a new contract with Arsenal to the tune of £26,000,000 in June 2022. Under the deal, he is making a weekly salary of £100,000 or £5.2 million per year.
The Arsenal striker has an outstanding sharpshooting ability, which he can execute from all angles. His playing style has been compared to that of Ian Wright and Jermain Defoe.
Nketiah turned down an offer to play for the Ghanaian national side. He has made several appearances for England’s youth teams. He captained England at the 2020 UEFA European Under-21 Championships. Nketiah is an England U21 record goal scorer.
"That's why I think he looks ready and why he's performing the way he is. He showed great composure. He's a great finisher, the timing of his runs and the decision-making in waiting until the last moment when the keeper was committed shows his quality. " - Mikel Arteta on Eddie Nketiah after the young striker led the club to a stunning victory over Manchester United.