Rio Ferdinand, former Premier League player, has hailed Arsenal attacker Eddie Nketia.
This comes after Eddie Nketia scored to help Arsenal beat Nothingham Forest 2-1 in their opening EPL game.
Gabriel Jesus, the team’s main striker, has been ruled out due to an injury sustained during preseason. As a result, Nketia has been tasked with leading the team upfront.
Rio speaking TNT following the game stated:
“He answers people. This kid knows how to score goals he’s done it all his career. I don’t know him personally but I know people around him and he’s worked on himself physically.”
“He is diligent behind the scenes, got a great work ethic. Whatever you think of him he knows how to put the ball in the back of the net. He can finish.Man City won the league with someone who scored 51 goals from the centre forward position.”
“Arsenal don’t have that guy to do that but they have the potential to do it through a cluster of players. He’s very valuable. He showed last year when Jesus got injured, for a period of time he didn’t go unnoticed.