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Chris Sutton says one Arsenal player is finished at the Emirates after Liverpool game

Spare a thought for Eddie Nketiah at Arsenal.

The striker had to watch from the bench as Arsenal took on Liverpool on Sunday as Kai Havertz was chosen to lead the line ahead of the England international.

Nketiah, for some reason, wasn’t trusted to start in his natural position against Liverpool on Sunday, with Mikel Arteta instead opting to use Havertz in a position he doesn’t play all that often.

Speaking on the It’s All Kicking Off Podcast, Chris Sutton has been discussing Nketiah’s snub at the weekend, and he reckons that the striker doesn’t have a future at Arsenal after Sunday.

Nketiah has no future at Arsenal
Sutton shared his verdict on the striker.

“I have to say, I have an opinion on Kai Havertz, if I’m Eddie Nketiah I’m wondering how I’m benched and I don’t have a future at Arsenal if I’m not starting as a central striker,” Sutton said

He’s desperate, I get that, but what message does that send to Nketiah if Havertz is at number nine, what is Nketiah thinking? If I’m Nketiah I’m thinking I can’t stay at Arsenal any longer, if you play a guy who has been effected and has shackles on, come on, he has no future at Arsenal.”

Questions to be asked
Sutton is right, Nketiah has to be questioning his future after being benched on Sunday.

When your manager is choosing a midfielder to start up front ahead of you in a big cup game, you have to question how much your gaffer actually trusts you.

It’s not as though Nketiah is a young player anymore. He’s 24 years old, he should be starting more and more, not dropping out of the team for some experiment with Havertz.

The January transfer window is open, and we wouldn’t be shocked if Nketiah started making some noises about wanting a move after being dropped this weekend.

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