Freddie Ljungberg tells Unai Emery that Eddie Nketiah is ready for Arsenal’s crucial Europa League clash against BATE Borisov

first_imgEddie Nketiah has featured twice in the Europa League this season (Getty Images)‘It’s totally up to the manager, I’ve always thought we have players who are ready to do well but it’s up to the first team.‘All I can do is advise and try to get the players as ready as possible.‘It’s important for Eddie to play games.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘As a striker, you can’t just train because you want to feel that feeling to get yourself in the right place at the right time to score.‘That’s why I think it was important for Eddie to play so he’s ready when he gets a chance in the first-team.‘He needs games, as a striker he always needs to be playing.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Freddie Ljungberg tells Unai Emery that Eddie Nketiah is ready for Arsenal’s crucial Europa League clash against BATE Borisov Metro Sport ReporterMonday 18 Feb 2019 12:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link32Shares Freddie Ljungberg believes Eddie Nketiah is ‘ready to play’ (Getty Images)Freddie Ljungberg has backed Eddie Nketiah to impress if Unai Emery decides to play the 19-year-old in Arsenal’s crucial Europa League clash against BATE Borisov on Thursday.The Gunners suffered an embarrassing 1-0 defeat to BATE in Belarus last week and must now win their return leg at the Emirates Stadium to reach the last 16 of the Europa League.Nketiah has already made two appearances in the Europa League this season and was on the bench for the defeat to BATE last Thursday.But with Alexandre Lacazette ruled out of the return leg after he was sent off in Belarus, Emery could give Nketiah another chance to impress.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘If he gets the call, he’s ready to play without question,’ Ljungberg, who manages Arsenal’s Under-23s, told the Islington Gazette. Advertisementlast_img

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