The January transfer window is upon us and rumours are running rampant, especially about teams in disarray. Currently, there’s no team in more of a shamble than Arsenal. The club has just hired their third different manager of the season, with Mikel Arteta now overseeing things for the foreseeable future.
For him to make progress at the club and implement his ideas, he must determine which players want to play for him. That means there’ll be some new arrivals, but also several departures. As with every rebuild, there will be some painful losses with some marquee names switching over to rivals.
3. Eddie Nketiah to Chelsea
As much as Arsenal fans have tried to take credit for the emergence of Eddie Nketiah, the England international was actually born and bred in Chelsea’s academy. It was the Gunners who stole the youngster when he was 16 years old. Since then, they’ve given him countless chances in the first team and opportunities on loan, most notably a move to Leeds United.
However, Nketiah is now ready to start for a Premier League side and he can’t get that opportunity at the Gunners with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette standing in his way. Frank Lampard is currently showing the whole world how valuable youth is to him at Chelsea and the arrival of Nketiah would only add to that narrative.