Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits he is concerned a lack of regular first-team football could be damaging the development of striker Eddie Nketiah.
England U21s’ record goalscorer has not featured for the Gunners since coming off the bench in the final minute of their goalless draw with Manchester United on January 30.
Nketiah, 21, has started just twice in the Premier League all season, scoring once, with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, and Gabriel Martinelli ahead of him in the pecking order.
Despite the Arsenal academy graduate not making the bench for Sunday’s 3-1 victory at Leicester, Arteta was keen to praise Nketiah’s attitude amid his lack of minutes.
“This is one of the hazards to leave someone like Eddie out of the squad, but at the moment everybody has been fit and we have so many options up front,” Arteta said.