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According to the Sun, Arsenal are finally ready to tie down young Eddie Nketiah to a new contract. Talks are reportedly set to get underway within the next month, with the forward set to receive a significant pay rise for his fine work.
As the Sun report, he has just over one full season left on his current deal (expiring 2019), fans have been waiting for his long-term future to be sorted out ever since he impressed during his early days as a young Gunner. For them, it’s definitely a case of the sooner the better.
Though you could argue that they’ve moved quickly, given his fine recent form, the truth is that he’s been that good for a while now – and he really deserves a new deal. Fans of youth football will have noted his 24 goal haul last season, which should have caught the eye of the Arsenal higher-ups. He bagged the same tally the year prior, and that led to his first contract, and after proving his quality last term, a new, longer deal should have followed.