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Arsenal boss Emery makes Nketiah loan decision

Arsenal boss Unai Emery says Eddie Nketiah will be a first teamer this season.

The striker again struck for today's win at Fiorentina.

Emery told arsenal.com: "I spoke with him and with the club. He has started with a doubt if it is better for him to stay here with us or leave to play more minutes with another team.

"But we have examples last year of some players who wanted to go away and didn't play all we wanted. I said to him to first be focused here. If you earn the right to be with us it's because I can promise you that you are going to have minutes.

"But in those minutes you need to learn. And in the pre-season at the moment he's playing like we want. The young players who are here, this is the moment for them to show how we can use them to help us in the season."

He added: "Last year (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang also played sometimes as a winger. Last year we had Auba, (Alexandre) Lacazette and Danny Welbeck. They had space to play. We didn't sign another striker at the moment because we want to give the chances to Nketiah. But every young player, if they deserve to be here we are going to help them."

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