Arsenal U23s are in action tonight as they host Blackburn Rovers and the young Gunners have received a boost in their quest to avoid relegation, with Eddie Nketiah set to feature tonight.
The striker has found first-team minutes difficult to come by of late and, after an absence of almost two years, is in line to start for the young Gunners at Meadow Park.
Nketiah boasts an impressive goalscoring record at U23 level, having scored 28 goals in 38 matches.
Steve Bould’s side will welcome the involvement of the 21-year-old as they look to avoid relegation to the second tier. Arsenal are currently four points clear of the drop zone.
Reiss Nelson, who gave away a penalty against Southampton last time out, is also set to be called upon again, with the winger looking to show that he deserves to be getting at least some playing time for the first-team.
Omar Rekik, who hasn’t played since joining the club in January, is unlikely to be fit due to injury so 17-year-old Zane Monlouis is poised to start at centre-back for the third game in succession.
The game kicks off at 7pm and Arsenal are showing it live on their Twitch channel.