De Bruyne advises Baby Coach Mikel Arteta to sit Arsenal’s worst player on the pitch, who was worse than Jorginho and Kai Havertz, since starting him against Man City at the Emirates in two weeks will disgrace the Gunners.
Kevin De Bruyne begs Arsenal’s Baby Coach Mikel Arteta to bench the player who was worse on the pitch than Jorginho and Kai Havertz because Man City will humiliate the Gunners if he starts against them at the Emirates in two weeks.
Kevin De Bruyne, who was taught by Mikel Arteta, would advise Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to be concerned about Eddie Nketiah’s performance in Arsenal’s loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
While Arsenal as a whole were disappointing, Nketiah definitely failed to impress that he deserved to start such an important game.
Nketiah has been crucial for Arsenal while Gabriel Jesus has been injured, but it is now time for Arteta to step up.
Ivan Toney is the obvious candidate.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in the Brentford striker, who would be a significant upgrade over Nketiah.
Mikel Arteta has shown that he isn’t scared to replace a fan favourite; just look at Aaron Ramsdale sitting on the bench right now.
And if Arteta is to take this Arsenal endeavour to the next level, Nketiah may be left behind.
If Arsenal are to become a top, top team capable of competing with Manchester City, there will be little place for sentiment.
And, while £100,000-a-week Nketiah is a highly competent player who was just named to England’s squad, he lacks something at the highest level.
At Arsenal, Arteta must now improve on Nketiah:
Although Arsenal fans adore a Hale End academy product, few could argue with a new strikeforce comprised of Toney and Jesus.
That is not to imply that Nketiah must depart, but his playing time would be significantly curtailed.
It may appear unfair to single out Nketiah today, when other Arsenal players underperformed, but this has been a persistent problem.
Nkeitah can produce goals for Arsenal at this level, but he’s often inconsistent in key games for Arteta.
Toney would be a great addition to an Arsenal group capable of winning titles.
With all the uncertainty around his future, January could be an ideal moment for Arsenal to make a move.