According to Sun reporter Alan Nixon on his personal Twitter account (tweet – below), Arsenal are willing to let young striker Eddie Nketiah out on loan this season and Bristol City are heading the queue to grab him.
ARSENAL. Will let young Nketiah out on loan. BRISTOL CITY at head of queue. Also met Malcom agents last week but looks too expensive for them.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) July 14, 2019
The Robins will be looking to improve on last season’s performance in the Sky Bet Championship where they finished in 8th position and just four points shy of the play-off places. They have already invested around £13million in the likes of goalkeeper Dan Bentley and defenders Tomas Kalas and Jay Dasilva.
However, a move for the highly rated Nketiah would give the Ashton Gate outfit a direct goal threat up top to run alongside the likes of Famara Diedhiou and Matty Taylor. When it comes to goals, the young Arsenal forward knows just where the net is.
Nketiah signed for the Gunners Under-18s from rivals Chelsea and has been hitting the back of the net with metronymic regularity since. In total, the youngster has featured in 77 games for the Gunners at all levels, scoring an astonishing 49 goals and also providing 11 assists.
These goals have mainly come in the Premier League 2 competition, where he’s scored 27 times in 37 games, and the U18 Premier League where his strike rate is 11 goals in just 12 games. He has also featured in eight Premier League games for Arsenal’s first-team, scoring a goal against Burnley in the final game of last season. In fact, last season he also made the bench 14 times, in addition to the eight bench appearances at the tail-end of the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.