3. Eddie Nketiah
There’s no denying that Eddie has improved considerably over the past couple of years, evolving from a mere poacher into a more multi-faceted forward. His stellar end to 2021/22 convinced the club to commit to him long-term, and I thought he filled in pretty well for Gabriel Jesus after the World Cup.
However, Folarin Balogun’s impressive loan spell has put his place in the Arsenal squad under threat and he’s done little in pre-season to suggest he should be Jesus’ deputy for 2023/24. I’d argue he’s been one of the club’s poorest performers this summer, but he’s been used plenty by the boss so far.
Strangely, though, Arteta hasn’t given Balogun many chances to shine, so it remains to be seen how Arsenal’s striker situation will look once the club returns to north London. Nevertheless, after struggling against United, Nketiah could do with a goal in LA.