Video: Eddie Nketiah scores on Leeds debut

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Eddie Nketiah joined Leeds United on loan last week, and it didn’t take for the striker to make his mark.

On his debut, in a 3-0 win over Salford City in the Carabao Cup, the Arsenal man put Marcelo Bielsa’s side ahead just before half-time with some smart movement and a close range finish.

So, a promising start to his loan move, and hopefully the first of many goals between now and the end of the season.

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Santi's Thigh Grab
Santi's Thigh Grab

Arse

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Quite

SheffieldGooner
SheffieldGooner

It’ll do him good at Leeds. They’re a big club with demanding fans. I’m sure he’ll do well and we’ll reap the benefits in the long run.

Cacho
Cacho

Fourfourtwo has a great profile out on Bielsa. He could’ve been useful this year, but glad to see he’s in good hands with El Loco

Santori
Santori

Leeds look well put together.

Santori
Santori

He has a knack for knowing where goal is.

I think Martinelli and him are in competition for an eventual spot up top.

We may lose one of Auba or Laca prey to a bigger club so Pepe was also brought in to develop and hedge against this eventuality.

Of course from market replacement is also on the cards.

We have to extrapolate a window or two down when we buy players (this is not new, Wenger use to do this as well)

Academy development also going to be taken very seriously now.

I think previously we were in danger of losing our way a bit developing certain players.

Chambers certainly one that was in danger of Wenger being indecisive as to where he should play.

He started as an impressive Lback for Soton when we bought him, got shifted to midfield where he struggled then back to Cback and out on loan.

But the loan has done him good. With an older Sideshowbob in and Sokratis not that much younger, Chambers has every reason to believe he can be first choice (forget third choice).

I don’t think it is a given that Holding is anymore water tight or that he is ahead in pecking order nor David Luiz for that matter.

There were some positional issues Chambers was culpable for in pre-season but if he learns quickly and rectifies it now, he can put in a couple of impressive performances and be every much in contention as a regular first choice at the back.

What is certain (and my preference) is we should have as little rotation in the cbacks as possible.

The main pairing (and Granit) need AS MUCH familiarity with each other as possible IMO.

Too many changes leads to miscommunication. We need the pair to be telepathic with of course enough rotation to allow rotation over time to also develop enough understanding to come in seemlessly.

Scwibble
Scwibble

Seek help

Clock-End Mike
Clock-End Mike

Yes, of course, this is a blog about one of our most promising young forwards, so you decide to air your views on the defence. Obviously.

Toucan Sam
Toucan Sam

Get in Eddie!! I know this is good for him and us but I’ll miss him in the cups. Really hope he gets quality minutes and continues to develop.

Kiwamya
Kiwamya

14 shirt is a nice touch!

Sam
Sam

His movement was excellent as well. The 2 (?3?) CBs could not be arsed to follow him around so they just kept handing him off, until that critical moment where no one had him.

Goonarf
Goonarf

Could he come back in the January window? I think it’s good that he is on loan just wanted to know.

T C
T C

No it’s a year long loan mate.

Cultured determination
Cultured determination

He should have stayed while we loaned out micky

AnonymousGun
AnonymousGun

It takes 2 to tango. Who would loan Micky, honestly?

YoungFabregas
YoungFabregas

To Baku?

Niran
Niran

I feel this guy has just the same traits as Lacazette bar the hold up play Lacazette is very good at… Nketiah is quicker tho and i love his finishing…Still would to see him score more goals from outside the box and on the counter attack cause that’s the true mark of a goal scorer…I really hope he succeeds at Arsenal… He plays with great determination whenever he is on the pitch

mc1892
mc1892

Outside the box is a true mark of a goal scorer, or did you mean the counter attack? If the former, it never hindered van Nistelrooy too much..

Clock-End Mike
Clock-End Mike

Nor Auba…

Arsenalnut
Arsenalnut

Plus how sweet is it that Chelsea threw him away in favor of Abraham.

Red-Sky
Red-Sky

A shame that a league one team can play this kind of sophisticated attacking football, but we, The Arsenal, can’t!

Emyrates
Emyrates

They’re a championship side playing a lower league side for gods sake.. We’d look like 70s Brazil against them. Negativity tends to stem from ignorance.

Red-Sky
Red-Sky

I was talking about structure, pattern, and style. Theses thing we lack against whomever we play against.
You seem like the type who judges his football only by the scoreline. in that case move on and never mind my comment.

Emyrates
Emyrates

I seem like the type who judges football only by the scoreline.. What do you even base this on.. Your comment has so many down votes for a reason..

Emyrates
Emyrates

Also I watched Leeds draw 1-1 the other weekend and they lacked structure.. So what are you basing this on.. A goal highlight against a minnows team. Give emery time with the new players before spreading your sad negativity

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

Leeds play really good football nowadays

GeoffRey Hurstmaker
GeoffRey Hurstmaker

Watch his movement. He drifts in from the right wing looking for space and just keeps trying to make himself available. Then, as he sees his teammate coming free, he darts behind his marker for the tap in. Shades of Auba with the build of Laca. A little better first touch and he could be a first choice striker as those two age out.

N10
N10

Auba-like!

A Different George
A Different George

Eddie scores on every debut!

Alex
Alex

Tidy