Any concern over a potential injury to Eddie Nketiah is wide of the mark, and the Arsenal striker should be available for the next match.

That’s according to a report from the Evening Standard, who have revealed that rumours surrounding a possible injury are not accurate.

Nketiah came off the bench and scored in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Fulham in what was an excellent cameo appearance, and it seems likely that he will start against Manchester United on Sunday.

The 24-year-old has scored twice in his three appearances this season, and has delivered strong performances every time in the absence of Gabriel Jesus.

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“Concern was raised when reports emerged after the game that he’d picked up a knee injury but that is believed to be wide of the mark,” the report stated.

Nketiah should start vs Man United

Given that Jesus, who returned for a short cameo against Fulham, is not quite fully fit, Nketiah is the obvious choice to start upfront in what will be a tough game against Man United.

Kai Havertz has been disappointing, whilst Leandro Trossard failed to make an impact when he started ahead of the Englishman against Fulham.

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Nketiah scored twice against Erik ten Hag’s side when he faced them last season, and he has been described as “valuable” by Rio Ferdinand following his strong recent run of form.

Now that he will not face any injury issues, he should be the main pick as a central striker for the visit of United, and he is arguably Arsenal’s most in-form attacker right now.

The striker scored in the season opener against Nottingham Forest, and won the decisive penalty to help beat Crystal Palace. There was surprise when he was dropped from the starting XI against Fulham, and his introduction saw him spark new life into the team before scoring what could have been the winner, before the visitors’ late sucker punch.

Nketiah is perhaps the most underrated player in the Arsenal squad, and he deserves his chance to lead the line in a huge game against United, which the Gunners may now see as a must-win following Saturday’s disappointing result.

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