Ghana target Eddie Nketiah has signed a new five year contract extension with English giants Arsenal ahead of the new season.

The 22 year old striker's contract was set to expires at the end of the month but the gunners have been able to reach an agreement with the striker.

Some persons have questioned why the young striker was handed a bumper five year contract but the player says the club knows why they offered him that deal.

After scoring 10 goals last season and finishing the campaign as Mikel Arteta’s go-to option when it comes to leading the line, Nketiah told The Telegraph of earning a new contract: “When you get a run of eight games in the first team, you get that database and platform to show everything you can do.

“I have worked a lot with the manager on playing with my back to goal, on the spaces to drop into and link play. Of course it has been developed, but at the same time you don’t get here by just standing in the penalty box and scoring a goal.

“People are always going to say things, but I know what I can do. The people that have played with me, played against me, the coaches that have worked with me, I know how they feel about me.

“Every team needs a squad to compete. The club is always looking for ways to strengthen. They have extended my deal and they have done so for a reason. Whoever comes in, you relish the challenge. You make them feel welcome, and then you fight and compete.”

Despite being a bit-part player under Mikel Arteta for the majority of the season, the £9m-rated talent still managed to return impressive numbers over his 21 Premier League outings – only eight of which came as starts – scoring five goals, registering one assist, and creating two big chances for his teammates.