Technical Director of Arsenal, Edu says that striker Eddie Nketiah has the attitude and ability to become a top player.

The 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.

Technical Director Edu, added: “The foundations of this squad are built on young talent and in particular those who have come through our Academy system. Eddie was released by another club as a young man but has always shown he has the attitude as well as the ability to become a top player. The fact he’s signed a new contract is an important part of our squad planning for next season and we’re all delighted.”

The Ghana target was in fine form for the North London club getting to the end of the league scoring a brace against Chelsea and another brace against Leeds United as the gunners pushed in vain for a champions league return.

Nketiah had been linked with clubs such as Borussia Monchengladbach, Crystal Palace, Leeds, and Dortmund.

He signed a new five-year contract which worth roughly £100,000 per week.

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.