ARSENAL boss Unai Emery is having second thoughts about sending striker Eddie Nketiah on loan.
Nketiah, 20, was due to join Bristol City.
He first earned a call-up to the first team squad under Emery’s predecessor Arsene Wenger, in 2017 at the age of 18.
His debut came as a late substitute during a Europa League win over BATE Borisov and next appearance was against Norwich in the League Cup a month later.
This was when Nketiah’s name became widely known by the Emirates faithful, as he came off the bench and scored an equaliser within 15 seconds of coming on.
He followed it up with a dramatic late winner.
And despite Wenger’s departure last summer, his successor Emery has clearly been impressed as well.
Freddie Ljungberg’s promotion to first-team assistant coach, having been academy boss, will have helped that.
Of Nketiah, Ljungberg once said: “He’s a great football player. He is constantly running, and I could not be happier for him.”