‘He fully deserves it,’ Coach Arteta praises Nketiah on his first premier league hat-trick


Arsenal striker, Eddie Nketiah, has scored his first ever Premier League hat-trick, leading his team to a resounding 5-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United, helping them maintain their position in the race for the title.

The English striker initiated the scoring in the 28th minute with a close-range goal and sealed his hat-trick in the 58th minute with a powerful long-range shot, extending Arsenal’s lead to 3-0.

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In the 88th minute, a penalty was awarded to Fabio Vieira after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review, following a foul committed by Oliver Norwood.

Subsequently, substitute Takehiro Tomiyasu marked his first Arsenal goal by finishing from close range, putting the finishing touches on the one-sided victory.

Meanwhile, in a post-match interview, team Coach, Mikel Arteta, commended Eddie’s performance.

“For me Eddie is top level! He’s started nine of 10, that’s how much he means to me. He fully deserves it,” Arteta said.

Furthermore, Arteta said the premier league was toughest league to compete in.

“It’s the most difficult in the league. Big credit to Sheffield. Wish them the best.”

Sheffield United remained the sole Premier League team without a victory and currently resides at the bottom of the league table with just one point to their name.

Contributed by Emmanuel Lungu

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