Bristol City are being linked with a loan move for Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.

The Robins could make a move for the youngster in the summer, according to Bristol Live.

It is expected to be a busy summer at Ashton Gate regardless of what division Lee Johnson’s promotion chasing side are in. They have also been credited with an interest in QPR goalkeeper Joe Lumley, as reported by The72 earlier today.

Nketiah, who is 19 years-old, is highly-rated by Arsenal and could be allowed to leave on loan next season to gain some first-team experience.

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He started his career at Chelsea but was released in 2015 so joined their London rivals Arsenal. He has since risen through the youth ranks at the Emirates Stadium. He has represented England at U18, U19, U20 and U21 levels so far.

Nketiah made his debut for the Gunners’ senior side in September 2017 when he came on as an 89th substitute in a Europa League game against BATE Borisov.

He then made his next appearance in a League Cup tie against Norwich City a month later and scored twice to send Arsenal into the next round. He has since played in 13 more games for the Gunners but hasn’t added to his goal tally.

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A loan move to Bristol City next season would suit both Nketiah and Arsenal. It is a great opportunity to go out and get some senior experience at a competitive level. He would offer Johnson’s side more pace and another option up front.


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