Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah ‘open’ to playing for Ghana

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has disclosed that he is keeping his options open regarding which country to represent at the senior international level.

Nketiah, who was born in London to Ghanaian parents, has represented England from the U-17 to the U-21 levels. However, he has not been invited by the Three Lions.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association is said to have contacted Nketiah about a possible switch to play for Ghana.

“My parents are both Ghanaian [so] of course it’s a possibility [playing for Ghana]. I’m open to both, that is playing for Ghana and obviously England as well. Being from Ghana, you would be happy that they qualified for the World Cup,” Nketiah said on The Beautiful Game Podcast.

Nketiah has been at Arsenal since 2017, but he has struggled for consistency and thus is not a regular. He has made 14 appearances, with only one start in Premier League this season.

“The priority is my club situation. You have to know what you’re doing for the season. There is no point looking too far ahead when there is a big decision in your career standing in front of you. At the moment my full focus is on my club and sorting out things for next season. Once that is finished then I can really sit down with my family and have that discussion [Ghana]. I’m not closing the door to anything,” he added.

Nketiah’s contract with Arsenal will expire in June this year. The club have offered him an extension but he has decided to delay his decision over a new contract until the end of the season.


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