Arsenal fans in Twitter meltdown after Eddie Nketiah scores on Leeds debut | Football | Sport
The 20-year-old was sent on loan to Leeds by Arsenal, in a bid to give the youngster first-team football in the Championship.
Nketiah scored against Salford City in the Carabao Cup first round, after tapping in from a pinpoint Helder Costa cross.
Arsenal fans reacted quickly on Twitter, urging Emery to bring him back.
“Announce termination of loan deal,” said one Arsenal fan.
Another said: “Announce Mkhi to Leeds and Eddie back!”
One Gunners fan simply wrote: “Recall Nketiah”, while another said “Bring him back.”
Arsenal fans praised Nketiah after his promoting first-half against Salford City.
Some claimed that they weren’t surprised to see him on the score sheet, and expect more to come.
“He’ll boss the league, highest goal scorer,” added on Arsenal fan.
“Not remotely surprised Nketiah has scored on his debut, serial bagsman,” said another.
“Nketiah off the mark for Leeds. Can’t help but think that’ll be the start of many for Eddie in a Leeds shirt,” added another Arsenal fan. “Hopefully this season sends him back with bag loads of confidence and good experience for a big future at Arsenal!”
One Gunners fan wrote: “And future arsenal legend Eddie Nketiah gets on the scoreboard for Leeds and makes it 0-1.”
Leeds will be hoping to get the best out of Nketiah this season in their push for promotion.
The club narrowly missed out on promotion last season, after losing to Derby County in the Championship Play-off semi-final.
They’ve made a decent start to the season so far, having beaten Bristol City 3-1, and then drawing with Nottingham Forest 1-1.
Leeds travel to Wigan Athletic for their next match on Saturday (August 17), before hosting Brentford at home the following Wednesday (August 21).