English-born Ghanaian youngster, Eddie Nketiah has indicated he is happy to be playing for Arsenal and the playing time handed him so far in Arsenal preseason.
Eddie, 18, is part of Arsenal’s manager, Arsene Wenger’s squad for their preseason tour in Asia after putting in a boisterous performances for the Arsenal U18 squad that finished as runners up in the U18 league to Chelsea.
Eddie Nketiah could not hide his happiness in the time he has been getting at the preseason and will hope to get more time when the season starts in two weeks time.
“I thought I did well when I came on [against Western Sydney Wanderers]”, Nketiah said .
“I contributed to the team and brought something different”, he added.
“It’s just unfortunate, it’s the second time in two games that I have hit the post but it’s nice to be in and around it, getting chances and hopefully next time it goes in”, the 18 year old continued.
“I have been happy with my performances here in Australia. I have been playing in positions I am not really used to and I think I have adapted well and brought something different to the game each time I have come on, and that’s all I can do really”, says Eddie.
“It is great experience, I am loving every second of it, taking everything in and trying to show the boss what I can do. Hopefully I can get on more trips like this and be more involved in the first team”.
“Performing in front of 83,000 fans is probably [more intimidating than doing an initiation song] but then again I think I like it! I enjoy it, it is something different and hopefully it is the first of many”, the Arsenal midfielder concluded.