Arsenal: Emery Not Concerned Over Lack Of Game Time For Nketiah

Striker Yet To Start In League

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he is not concerned about a lack of game time at Leeds United for striker Eddie Nketiah.

The England Under-21 international is on a season-long loan at Elland Road but has failed to start in the Championship. He has scored twice in eight substitute appearances in the league and two more in two appearances in the Carabao Cup.

“Now is not the moment, we are in October,” Emery said at a press conference ahead of tonight’s clash at Sheffield United. “He is in Leeds and I respect the coach and his decision.”

He added: “I think he is going to play more. He is going to deserve it.

“Each match he plays with Leeds and the national team is important for him and important for Arsenal also because we want him to get confidence and take experience and use it in the future for us.

“He is doing it. He is maybe playing less than we want, but I am sure he will play more.”

Nketiah scored a hat-trick for England Under-21s in last Tuesday’s 5-1 victory over Austria. After the match he expressed his disappointment over a lack of game time.

“It’s been disappointing for me not to start in the league, I went there to play games.”