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Eddie Nketiah makes transfer request at Arsenal

Eddie Nketiah has made a transfer request at Arsenal.

The Daily Mail says Nketiah has informed Arsenal he wants to leave the club, ending their hopes of persuading him to stay.

Striker Nketiah is out of contract in the summer and manager Mikel Arteta is understood to have made a last-ditch attempt to convince him to remain at The Emirates.

However, with no new contract offer forthcoming academy graduate Nketiah is ready to seek a new challenge and more regular football leaving Arsenal facing the prospect of losing him for nothing.

Nketiah turns 23 in May and would be able to make a cross borders transfer after that age which would leave Arsenal entitled to no compensation.

Admirers include Germans Borussia Monchengladbach along with Crystal Palace, and he is also free to arrange a pre-contract with a foreign club from January 1.

Alternatively, Arsenal could agree a cut-price deal for Nketiah in the January window which represents their final chance to cash in through a sale.

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