Sports News of Thu, 26 Oct 20174
Eddie Nketiah will get more game time – Wenger Assures
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says English-born Ghanaian striker would play an increased role for Arsenal this after rescuing the Gunners in their hard fought 2-1 victory over Norwich City in the fourth round of the League Cup.
The 18-year-old made an immediate impact for Wenger, further firing the recent debate about the appearances that the big clubs give their youth graduates, but the manager said the striker will be given playing time.
“Yeah, of course, if he continues to develop,” Wenger said. “It’s two things. You cannot think that a guy is ready to play in the Premier League straight away because he’s scored two goals. He has to continue to develop. If he’s scores two goals, there’s some quality there that we have to take care of.
“That means the quality is there and the next step is to integrate them in the Premier League. You’re right, as managers today, we are confronted and the position of managers has become weakened in the past 20 years. To integrate the young players, you need to be strong. That is a problem that England will have to sort out in the coming years, to give a chance to these young, quality players.
“Honestly, I believe that is the final step of the development of the young players, but also the most difficult.”
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