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Eddie Nketiah
Eddie Nketiah
Personal information
Full name Edward Keddar Nketiah
Date of birth 30 May 1999 (1999-05-30) (age 21)
Place of birth    Lewisham, England, England
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club England Arsenal
Number 30
Youth clubs
0000–2008
2008–2015
2015–2017
England Hillyfielders
England Chelsea
England Arsenal
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2017–
2019–2020
England Arsenal
England Leeds United
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National team
2017
2017–
England England U18
England England U19
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Edward Keddar Nketiah (born 30 May 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Arsenal.

Club career

Born in London, and raised in Lewisham. Nketiah started his career with Chelsea but was released by the club at the under-14 level in 2015. He eventually joined the Arsenal Academy and played for the club at both the under-23 and under-18's level. During the 2016–17 season, Nketiah scored 15 goals in 16 appearances for the under-18s while also bagging 12 goals in 26 appearances for the under-23 side. After that season, Nketiah was called up by Arsène Wenger for the senior side's pre-season trip to Australia and China.

On 28 September 2017, Nketiah was called up again to the senior side, this time for Arsenal's Europa League match against BATE Borisov. He came on as a 89th-minute substitute for Joe Willock as Arsenal won 4–2. His next appearance came nearly a month later against Norwich City in the League Cup as an 85th-minute substitute. He scored after 15 seconds with his first touch to tie the match, adding another in extra time to win it for the Gunners.

International career

Nketiah made his international debut for England at the under-18 level, playing a match against Saudi Arabia U19 on 22 March 2017. He scored the second goal for England in the 58th minute as they won 2–0. In his next match, against Qatar U19, Nketiah scored a hat-trick as England won 4–0.

On 18 May 2018, Nketiah received a call up to England U21's by Manager Adrian Boothroyd, for the Toulon Tournament with Englands group containing fixtures against Qatar U21's, China U21's and Mexico U21's.

Career statistics

As of 15 April 2018
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Continental Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Arsenal 2017–18 Premier League2010125092
Career total 2010125092

External links

Arsenal FC
Arsenal F.C. squad - 2020–21

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