Arsenal obliterated a poor Sheffield United side 5-0 with Eddie Nketiah, the chief destroyer, grabbing a sensational hattrick.
As far as great afternoon’s go at the Emirates, Arsenal’s 5-0 hammering of Sheffield United was as good as it gets.
With several first-team members rested, Bukayo Saka was handed the armband in what was a great moment for our young star, but despite that, it was Eddie Nketiah who stole the show.
His first-ever Arsenal hattrick was the catalyst for his side running away with the three points.
While one goal was a typical “Eddie” finish, his Dennis Bergkamp-like first goal and his third thunderbolt from outside the box were simply outstanding.
Four second-half goals glossed over an up-and-down first half, but once the Gunners got going, the visitors wilted, and Arsenal simply did as it pleased.
The game provided plenty of talking points; here they are.
King Eddie announces himself
While we have seen Nketiah have his say on games throughout his Arsenal career, none were as devastating as this.
Handed a start by Mikel Arteta over Kai Havertz, who can lead the line as a false nine, Arteta won’t be doing that for a while, we think, after Nketiah’s efforts.
Often the one who bears the brunt of criticism, Eddie deserves all the credit here as he was simply outstanding. Some state, “It’s only against Sheffield United,” but you can only play who is in front of you.
Eddie was brilliant and rewarded Arteta’s faith in him with an outstanding afternoon’s work.
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