Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants Eddie Nketiah to renew his contract with the London club.
Nketiah has just six months left on his existing deal and he is bent on leaving next summer as he seeks enough playing time.
Arteta however wants him to stay as he believes in his quality though playing time seems not to be guaranteed.
‘I have been very consistent with what I think of Eddie, how much we like him and his contribution to the team every time he plays has been top,’ Arteta stated after the win over Sunderland
‘The only thing is he wants more minutes. That’s his desire. I really want him to stay here and that is what we are trying to do. Eddie is a really important part of the squad.’
A host of clubs including Aston Villa and Wolves have already inquired about Nketiah