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Olympique Marseille eye Arsenal Star for summer deal

Eddie Nketiah is reportedly big target for Marseille in summer

Ligue 1 club, Olympique Marseille, is reportedly considering a deal to sign an underutilized Arsenal star this summer. The club is ready to cash in on the player who has struggled to secure a starting position in Mikel Arteta's team.

The French side is said to be exploring a potential transfer for Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah. It has been widely reported that Arsenal will entertain offers for the 25-year-old forward this summer. Spanish journalist Santi Aouna reports that initial talks with the player’s representatives have already taken place.

Nketiah joined Arsenal in 2015 at just 14 years old and quickly rose through the ranks of the Hale End academy. He established himself as one of the most exciting up-and-coming talents at the club.

Game time big issue for Nketiah at Emirates 

Since making his senior debut in September 2017 as a late substitute in UEFA Europa League match against BATE Borisov – a game which ended with Gunners' victory (4-2), Nketiah has made significant contributions to his team.

In nearly seven years since then, he has made 167 appearances for Gunners with 38 goals and seven assists to his name.

Despite these impressive stats, he never scored more than five goals in any Premier League season which led him struggling to cement his position into Arteta’s plans.

Arsenal looking to move on from Nketiah

Despite making well over a century of appearances for Arsenal, Nketiah's inability to score more than five goals per Premier League season seems to be one reason why he hasn't been able to secure his spot on Arteta’s first-team roster - and why the club are willing sell him off this summer. This move could potentially benefit both parties; giving Nketiah an opportunity for more playtime and allowing Gunners to cash in on the player.

As Olympique Marseille explores this potential deal, it could mark a significant turning point in Nketiah's career. The transfer might provide him with the opportunity to prove his worth and showcase his talent on a different platform. For Arsenal, it could be an opportunity to make room for new talents while also capitalizing financially from the sale of the striker.

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