Eddie Nketiah Profile

Name Eddie Nketiah
Born May 30, 1999
Age 23 years
Birthplace Lewisham, London, England
Height 5ft 11ins

After being released by Chelsea in 2015, Nketiah joined London rivals Arsenal and gain a reputation as a prolific goalscorer at youth level.

He had a loan spell at Leeds United in 2019 and helped the club win promotion to the Premier League from the Championship under Marcelo Bielsa.

In December 2021, he scored his first senior hat-trick for the Gunners in a 5-1 win over Sunderland in the EFL quarter-finals.

In April 2022, he scored his first Premier League brace in a 4-2 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal

He was called up by former manager Arsene Wenger for the pre-season tour to Australia and China in 2017 and for a Europa League match against Bate Borisov the same season.

These bit-part appearances continued until 2019 when he was expected to join FC Augsburg on loan, but Danny Welbeck's injury meant that he stayed at Arsenal.

This sparked a more regular run in the first team in the 2019-20 pre-season in which he scored four goals.

Leeds United

Eddie Nketiah on loan at Leeds United

In August 2019 he joined Leeds United on loan for the remainder of the season and made his debut against Salford City in the EFL Cup.

Marcelo Bielsa described him as a "complete player" and a "young, important player in English football"

Nketiah's progress at Elland Road was curtailed by injury and Bielsa's preference for Patrick Bamford meant he predominantly came off the bench.

His first start came against Birmingham City in 2019 in a 5-4 victory for Leeds United.

He made 17 appearance in the league, scoring three goals, as Leeds United went on to win promotion back to the Premier League.

Return to Arsenal

He returned to Arsenal in January 2020 and scored against AFC Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round.

He was eligible to receive a Championship winners medal because of the games he played at Leeds and ended the season by helping Arsenal win the FA Cup against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium and the Community Shield against Liverpool.

Nketiah backed up his brace against Chelsea with another two-goal haul against his former club Leeds in May 2022 in the Premier League.

International career

Nketiah is eligible to play for Ghana but has represented England at youth and Under-21 level.

In 2020 he broke Alan Shearer's goalscoring record for the Under-21s when he scored the second goal in a 2-1 win over Turkey - a victory that secured the Three Lions a place at the 2021 Uefa European Under-21 Championship and ended in a group stage exit.

Net worth

Nketiah's net worth is £7.1m.

Nketiah's boots

Eddie Nketiah wears the Nike Mercurial Superflys.