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Nketiah stakes his claim as Arsenal’s striker of the future!

The year is 2028. A 28 year old Eddie Nketiah, fresh off of winning the Golden boot from the previous season, steps up to the spot. He converts, coolly, and Arsenal dispatch have done the double over Man City, paving the way for yet another Prem title. Nketiah is mobbed by teammates, but his own celebration is muted. After all, he’s walked this path before; this is not the first title-winning goal he’s scored, nor will it be the last. He’s overtaken Giroud, Walcott, and Bergkamp and is sizing up van Persie. Why not?

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Why did Nketiah pass on becoming a legend alongside Henry & Arshavin?

We’ll have to invetigate that question further after Nketiah got his first-ever hat-trick but passed on a chance at scoring a fourth, giving Vieira a chance at scoring from the spot after the Portugeuse man was fouled just inside the area. It was a glorious day for Nketiah, who, in addition to scoring three well-taken goals, accepted the captain’s armband when Saka was subbed off. There’s a real team spirit here, with players looking to support each other, and that’s what we saw here. Nketiah could have gotten greedy, but to see him give Vieira the chance after having accepted that armband says a lot about the spirit in this squad. Enough blathering. Let’s get to the poll to rate the lads!

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No Partey, no Jesus, an erratic Raya—could the Blades cut us wide open?

On paper, we should have this one sewed up by halftime. Sheffield United are winless anywhere in any competiion, and that includes a home loss to League One Lincoln City in the League Cup (alliteration fans, rejoice!). Still, the Blades have shown some steel, losing at home to Man City 1-2, losing 2-1 away to Tottenham, and losing at home to Man U 1-2. They might be bottom of the table and hoping for Everton to be hit with that 12–point deduction, and Paul Heckingbottom might be rueing his aptronymic destiny, but we’d do well to be wary of our visitors.

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