Friday, September 29, 2023

‘Electric’ Eddie Nketiah hailed for role in Martin Odegaard’s Arsenal opener against Crystal Palace

Eddie Nketiah has been described as ‘electric’ as he was hailed for his role in Arsenal’s opening goal against Crystal Palace.

The striker reacted quickly to latch onto a swift free-kick from Gabriel Martinelli to pick up the ball in the penalty area.

Odegaard swept home to give Arsenal the lead

However it was Nketiah’s quick thinking that earned the spot kickSky Sports

Drawing Sam Johnstone out of his goal, the striker was brought down in the penalty area, with a spot-kick awarded.

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard stepped up and sent Johnstone the wrong way to give the Gunners a 1-0 lead.

But it was Nketiah who was credited for the Gunners’ 53rd minute strike in south London.

Speaking during talkSPORT’s coverage, Danny Murphy said: “Nicely put away.

“But it’s all because of the quick thinking of Nektiah, making the run in behind for the free-kick.

“Very clever. It’s what top players do.

“He’s been electric, Nketiah. He deserves all the credit for that penalty.”

Nketiah is looking to seize his opportunity in attack due to the injury suffering by first-choice attacker Gabriel Jesus.

GettyNketiah did well to win the spot-kick for the Gunners at Selhurst Park[/caption]

After scoring in the 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest last week, the striker will no doubt be pleased to have made another huge contribution to his team’s efforts.

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