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Arsenal forward Nketiah reveals Arteta made it 'impossible for me to leave'

Eddie Nketiah has said Mikel Arteta made it impossible for him to leave Arsenal.

The 23-year-old striker signed a long-term extension with the Gunners after months of speculation surrounding his future.

He told The Daily Telegraph: "Everyone knows how much I love Arsenal.

"I have come through the academy, I have the attachment with the club. The manager was very supportive and pushed a lot for me to stay. Once I had those kinds of assurances, and no doubts that I will get opportunities to play next season, it was almost impossible for me to leave.

"That run [of matches] really helped me. It gave me the feeling I always wanted, that I have craved. That feeling of playing well, doing well, scoring. It helped me with my decision and made it a lot clearer.

"Experiencing that with my family, we knew this is the place to be. There is nothing quite like doing well for the club you support and love."

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