Arsenal star Eddie Nketiah says all the players missed the European competition when they failed to qualify for the 2020-21 season.
According to him playing in Europe gives you more games, more game time and it is mainly a great feeling to test yourself against European teams and different defences
Nketiah has become an integral part of the Gunners this season, as the North London club eye Premier League and Europa League glory.
“Definitely, that’s a big motivation for us this season. We want to bring back European success here,” he told Arsenal media.
“Of course, we can only look at the next step, but definitely our aim is to win the trophy this year. We have the quality and the players to do so, and we’re working hard every day to achieve that.
“For sure we all missed playing in European football last season,” he added. “I know I certainly did. It gives you more games, more game time, but mainly it’s a great feeling to test yourself against European teams and different defences.
“It’s a competition that we’ve always taken seriously, it’s great to be back and hopefully we can have another good run this year and go all the way.”
Nketiah has scored in his last two Premier League starts for Arsenal as they open a seven-point gap against Manchester City.