North London side Arsenal have confirmed that striker Eddie Nketiah has signed a new five-year contract which will see him remain at the club until the summer of 2027.
The 23 year-old’s previous contract was due to expire at the end of this month, but he has now been rewarded with a new deal after his fine form for the Gunners saw him score five goals in eight matches for Mikel Arteta’s side towards the end of last season.
Manager Mikel Arteta revealed in a statement on the club’s website: “I’m delighted Eddie is staying with us. He represents what we are all about and all the values of the club. We are very happy that he has extended his contract and now we have to get to work and continue to develop the great talent and person that we have in him.”
Nketiah will also wear the famous Number 14 shirt, previously worn by club legend Thierry Henry between 1999 and 2007 – with the Frenchman going on to score 228 goals for the Gunners in two spells at North London, while Theo Walcott and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have both worn the iconic Number 14 shirt.
Walcott scored over 100 Arsenal goals in his Gunners career, while Aubameyang netted 92 times before departing the Emirates Stadium for Spanish La Liga side Barcelona in January.