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Leeds loanee Nketiah: Emery wanted me to stay

Eddie Nketiah says Unai Emery wanted him to stay at Arsenal this season.

But the young striker opted instead to make a loan move to Leeds United, where he has already scored three goals.

"The manager wanted me to stay so it's really confidence-boosting for me that he had me in his plans,' Nketiah said.

"But I felt like it was a good step for me to come to Leeds. I hope it's a good year that can leave me in good stead going back to Arsenal to fight for a place.

"There were a lot of options, there were options for me to go to Germany but me, my family and the club decided Leeds was the best place."

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