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Michael Owen heaps praise over Eddie Nketiah

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Owen believes that Eddie Nketiah is already a star and feels that the Arsenal youngster plays a lot like the club’s legend, Ian Wright.

Eddie Nketiah has already showcased his goal-scoring tendencies. The youngster was in action for the Under-21 side last night and has already risen to prominence in recent months.

At the weekend, it was his two goals that saved the game against Turkey and last night, Eddie Nketiah was given another chance to impress further at the expense of Kosovo. And although he failed to find the net, the youngster was a nuisance for the Easter European minnows throughout the game.

His performances haven’t gone unnoticed and Owen has compared him to Ian Wright.

As reported by The Daily Star, the former England striker believes that Nketiah already looks like a top player.

“He has 23 goals in 26 games for England at all levels so far and he has already got three goals for Leeds.

“He is on loan from Arsenal and this lad already looks like a top player.

“I was speaking to Ian Wright about him the other day because a lot of people were saying to me he plays like Ian Wright.

“He is always on the shoulder of the last defender, he likes getting in behind and he scores goals.

“Maybe he could improve his hold-up play but I am really looking forward to watching him tonight.”

One also needs to discuss how mentally strong Nketiah is. The youngster went against Unai Emery’s wishes to seal a move to Leeds in order to seek game time and has already said that he will push for a place in the starting XI.

“To get the goals in so early is a delight and I am really looking to push on now and cement my place in the team and play week in, week out like I came here for.

“I just want to keep working hard in training and when I get my opportunities, make sure I show i should be in the team.

“The players are so good in helping me. If there is something I am not understanding, they talk me through and I feel like it has been a good transition from me and I am sure there will be more to come from me and the team.

“At the end of the day, all the players are giving their all and that is what I am going to do.”