Director’s chat with Arsenal player has set off alarms


Eddie Nketiah came off the bench in Arsenal Champions League victory over Sevilla at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.

After the tie, the Gunners striker was seen having a chat with Sevilla sporting director Víctor Orta.

Estadio Deportivo now state the discussion between the Arsenal player and Orta has ‘set off alarms’ and also led to suggestions of a possible deal.

The outlet then wastes no time in dismissing the possibility of the La Liga side trying to sign the 24-year-old in January or next summer.

During the first half of the 2019/20 season,

Nketiah was on loan at Leeds United and Orta was then the sporting director at Elland Road.

With regards to their chat earlier this week, the report insists it’s ‘nothing more than a mere detail’ about the two former colleagues having a discussion.

Arsenal board is happy with Nketiah performance

This season, Nketiah has made 13 appearances for Arsenal, managing two goals and an assist in the process. Taking this into account,

Estadio Deportivo explain that it ‘seems unthinkable’ for Orta to have talked with Nketiah about a possible move to Sevilla.

Despite the ‘alarm bells’ going off, Estadio Deportivo have put any transfer suggestion to bed immediately.

Arsenal supporters will have been a touch concerned on Saturday evening after rumours circulated on social media that Eddie Nketiah had suffered an injury late on in the draw with Fulham.

The young striker had a huge impact on the game, coming off the bench and scoring to put the Gunners 2-1 in front. They could not hold onto that lead, however, and had to settle for a point after Palhinha’s late strike.

Nketiah had started the other two games in the Premier League this season,

But had to be satisfice with a bench role on Saturday, making his point when coming on.

Mikel Arteta was particularly happy with the Hale Ender after the game, despite his obvious disappointment at the result. “He looks a real threat at the moment,” Arteta said of the striker.

“He’s in a good moment, he’s full of confidence. I saw it straight away when I told him he was coming in the second half the fire in the eyes. He’s got an eye for goal and the way he finish the action was top.”

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