Sheffield Wednesday target set to stay with Arsenal

Sheffield Wednesday loan target Eddie Nketiah is expected to stay with Arsenal for the rest of the season, according to reports.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 4:46 pm

The 20-year-old striker was set to join a Championship club on loan for the second half of the season, with Wednesday, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest all linked with the former Leeds United loanee.

Bristol City were understood to have been the Gunner’s preferred option but head coach Mikel Arteta has now decided to keep Nketiah for the remainder of the season, reports The Athletic.

The England under-21 star had spent the first half of the campaign at Elland Road, having joined on a season-long loan deal in the summer.

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However, Nketiah was recalled by Arsenal following a lack of game time – making just two league starts for Marcelo Bielsa's side.

In total, he made 19 appearances in all competitions for Leeds and scored five goals before his return to the Emirates Stadium earlier this month.

Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah, who had a loan spell with Leeds United earlier this season. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)