Eddie Nketiah signs new long-term deal with Arsenal and takes up Thierry Henry’s No.14

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Premier League Transfers 2022: Eddie Nketiah signs new long-term deal – Eddie has been with the Gunners since he was 14, making 92 first-team appearances and scoring 23 goals since his first-team debut in 2017. Eddie Nketiah has penned a new long-term contract with Arsenal, while also moving to take the number 14 shirt at Emirates Stadium made iconic by Thierry Henry. Follow Updates with InsideSport.IN

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Premier League Transfers 2022: Eddie Nketiah signs new long-term deal with Arsenal, Ex-Leeds striker set to wear Thierry Henry’s No.14 – Check pictures

Premier League Transfers 2022: Eddie Nketiah signs new long-term deal with Arsenal

The Hale End academy graduate was due to be available as a free agent following the conclusion of the 2021-22 season but established himself as a core member of Mikel Arteta’s side in the latter stages of the Premier League campaign.

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The 22-year-old made the transition from Hale End to London Colney during a highly successful youth career for both club and country, and marked his home debut with two goals against Norwich City in the Carabao Cup in 2017.

Premier League Transfers 2022: Eddie Nketiah signs new long-term deal with Arsenal, Ex-Leeds striker set to wear Thierry Henry’s No.14 – Check pictures

“I’m delighted Eddie is staying with us. He represents what we are all about and all the values of the club,” Arteta told the club’s website. “We are very happy that he has extended his contract, and now we have to get to work and continue to develop the great talent and person that we have in him.”

Premier League Transfers 2022: Nketiah to wear Thierry Henry’s No.14

The number 14 shirt taken by Nketiah was last worn by former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Theo Walcott the only other player to use the number since Henry left for Barcelona in 2007.

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“The foundations of this squad are built on young talent and in particular those who have come through our academy system,” Edu said. “Eddie was released by another club as a young man but has always shown he has the attitude as well as the ability to become a top player.

Premier League Transfers 2022: Eddie Nketiah signs new long-term deal with Arsenal, Ex-Leeds striker set to wear Thierry Henry's No.14 - Check pictures
Premier League Transfers 2022: Eddie Nketiah signs new long-term deal with Arsenal, Ex-Leeds striker set to wear Thierry Henry’s No.14 – Check pictures

“The fact he’s signed a new contract is an important part of our squad planning for next season, and we’re all delighted.” Arsenal begin the new season against Crystal Palace on August 5 in the curtain raiser for the 2022-23 Premier League campaign.

Premier League Transfers 2022: Eddie Nketiah signs new long-term deal with Arsenal, Ex-Leeds striker set to wear Thierry Henry’s No.14 – Check pictures

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