Having impressed for Arsenal’s U18s, Eddie Nketiah tonight bagged his first, second and third goals for the U23 side in a 3-0 win over Leicester City.
Eddie Nketiah’s first, coming in the 13th minute, was a gorgeous finish reminiscent of the great Thierry Henry.
Nketiah’s second goal was the standout moment of the game as, after a couple of sublime step-overs, the 17-year-old sent a superb driven finish into the back of the net as Arsenal ran out winners.
Nketiah’s third came just two minutes after his second, volleying home a cross at the far post.
He signed from Chelsea as a 14-year-old and Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah tonight showed that he’s ready to take the step up into senior football with a superb hat-trick for the U23s.
The 17-year-old forward only signed his first professional contract in September but his performance against Leicester suggests it won’t be his last Arsenal contract.