Arsenal’s Nketiah working hard for Premier League chance

Obiajulu Chiagoziem

The Gunners successfully earned a step forward in the EFL cup match yesterday after winning Leeds to a 2:0 final score.

Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal’s striker who registered his name in the scoreboard, has vowed to work hard so as to always be chosen to play.

He identifies the fact that they train very hard during training session, however, the decision to play is left for the manager to decide.

Nketiah, who’s yet to feature in this season’s matches seems so delighted to have contributed to their in yesterday’s game.

“It is always nice to play, it’s obviously been a while,” he told Sky Sports.

“I’ve been working hard, waiting for this opportunity. I was confident and ready and it’s always nice to score and help your team.

“We’re on a good run at the moment and it’s about continuing to work hard. We push each other every day in training and the results come in the match,” he continued.

“I’m happy for the boys and it’s nice to get involved and contribute.”

Nketiah went further to point out the need for all players who don’t always get a playing time to strongly be ready to perform when offered the rare opportunity.

Eddie Nketiah

“That’s what we’re trying to do,” he added.

“The manager picks the starting line-up but we have to work our hardest in training, and when we get the opportunities, we perform like we did today. I think everyone should be proud of themselves.”

The first goal came from the substitute Chambers who came off the bench to score a great header goal, he celebrated so happily…”Our set piece coach Nico told me, ‘you’re going to score from your first touch’, so that’s why I went running over to him. It was a nice moment,” Chambers said.

“I was pretty confident it went over, I saw the ball over the line so I was just waiting for the referee to give it. Luckily he did.

Calum Chambers

“It’s always going to be tough against Leeds. They’re a very unique team in the way that they play so you have to be on it, you have to be at it and we knew that going into the game. 

“We stood up to the test and came out with a win.”he stated.

He also pointed out the fact that every Arsenal player is ready to offer his quota in the game, being that they last won the competition in 1993.

“Every competition is very important for Arsenal,” he said, with the draw for the quarter-finals on Saturday.

“We want to be competing for silverware, so as I said it’s good for players like us who want to prove a point and get back in the team and when we do, we need to take it. Every competition is important to us.” he stated in conclusion.