Arsene Wenger has named Eddie Nketiah in his matchday squad after the youngster’s two goals in the Carabao Cup in midweek (via The Mirror).
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Match: Arsenal v Swansea City
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sat 28 Oct 15:00
After scoring both goals in Arsenal’s 2-1 comeback victory over Norwich in midweek, 18-year-old could be in line for a first-team appearance on Saturday.
Eddie Nketiah has been named in the extended first-team squad for Swansea’s trip to the Emirates.
“He will continue to get a chance,” Wenger said of the 18-year-old. “The biggest problem in the PL is for the first time since I’m in England that we have a consistent level of results in the youth teams.”
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Wenger then went on to give his team news for the Premier League clash.
“Well, basically the squad that was available against Everton is available and, for the rest, decisions will be made if they will come in or not.
“But overall everybody is available [from last weekend], and everybody who played on Tuesday night is available as well.
“The only players who are not completely back are Mustafi and Welbeck. Calum Chambers is back in full training on Monday and Ospina has a chance to be available against Belgrade. He will not be available for Saturday.”
So, it’s good news on the team fitness front for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. The Gunners are in line for a tough clash with Swansea City but it’s a must-win match. Arsenal need to build on last weekend’s 5-2 victory over Everton and that means starting a strong team.