• Manager hails striker after 5-0 rout of Sheffield United
  • Nketiah dedicates his first top-flight treble to late aunt

Mikel Arteta hailed Eddie Nketiah as a “top-level” striker after the Arsenal academy graduate scored a brilliant first Premier League hat-trick in the 5-0 rout of Sheffield United. Despite struggling at times during his career when leading the line, Nketiah has five league goals in 10 games this campaign – his joint-highest tally in any season in the top flight.

Replacing the injured Gabriel Jesus, Nketiah scored Arsenal’s first three against a woeful Sheffield United side, before substitutes Fábio Vieira and Takehiro Tomiyasu finished off proceedings with two late goals. It capped off a brilliant few weeks for Nketiah, who made his senior England debut when coming off the bench in a friendly against Australia this month.

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