Nketiah twofold sinks Chelsea as Arsenal help top-four bid

Eddie Nketiah helped Arsenal’s offered for a best four completion in the Premier League as the striker’s twofold enlivened a sensational 4-2 win against Chelsea on Wednesday.

Nketiah was delivered by Chelsea as a 16-year-old in 2015 and he got a proportion of payback with his most memorable association objectives this season.

The 22-year-old put Arsenal ahead almost immediately at Stamford Bridge before Timo Werner leveled.

Mikel Arteta’s side recovered the lead box Emile Smith Rowe, just for Cesar Azpilicueta to draw Chelsea level once more.

Nketiah settled a throbbing London derby when he rebuffed shambolic Chelsea guarding in the last part and Bukayo Saka stowed the fourth with a stoppage-time punishment.

In the wake of losing their last three games, Nketiah’s essential commitment lifted Arsenal back into the competition to fit the bill for next season’s Champions League through a main four completion.

The Gunners are in fifth spot, behind fourth-put Tottenham in objective contrast with the two groups having six games to play.

“It’s an incredible evening and the players merit it. It has been an extreme fourteen days however you need to return quickly and show soul,” Arteta said.

“I love the soul of these players. Whenever you lose matches you get reprimanded yet for these players it is worth the effort. They are truly developing.”

Showing respect for Nketiah, Arteta added: “What Eddie has done this evening is a result of how he has helped the most recent 10 months and nobody has taken note.

“I shared with him I haven’t been fair. I ought to have been playing him more.