Eddie Nketiah recalled by Arsenal from Leeds loan spell
Last Updated: 01/01/20 9:15pm
Eddie Nketiah will return to Arsenal after being recalled from his loan spell at Elland Road, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed.
Nketiah was substituted at half-time of Leeds' 1-1 draw at West Brom on New Year's Day and waved goodbye to the visiting fans at the end of the game.
The 20-year-old scored four goals in his first six matches for Leeds in all competitions but often had to settle for a place on the bench, starting in just two of his 19 appearances for United.
Unfortunately my time @LUFC has come to an end. It’s been an amazing experience and a privilege to play for such an amazing club. I would like to say a big thank you to my teammates, the coaching staff and the manager for making my time here an enjoyable one. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/IgQNfkOWn5— Eddie Nketiah (@EddieNketiah9) January 1, 2020
Nketiah will now return to the Emirates where new Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will take a look at him as he attempts find the formula to help them climb the Premier League table.
"Arsenal have informed he will not continue with us and we are sorry for that," Bielsa said after the game at The Hawthorns.
"Eddie arrived at Leeds when the Championship had started and had to spend time adapting to our style.
"He didn't take this decision, but he's a great player, excellent professional and had very good behaviour - a gentleman in every sense."