Arsenal boosted as Bielsa pours praise on ‘complete player’

Matt Stead

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa has paid tribute to “complete player” Eddie Nketiah.

Nketiah joined the Championship promotion favourites on loan from Arsenal this season and has already impressed at Elland Road.

The 20-year-old has scored four goals in six games for Leeds, including the crucial late opener in a 2-0 win over Barnsley on Sunday.

The EFL weekend belonged to a player Bielsa believes is “complete”.

“Nketiah is a striker who scores goals,” he said. “Some players get involved a lot in finishing moves, more than creating them. He is a finisher.

“He has good characteristics to combine with his team mates, to play in this side and give more options. He is a complete player.”

See, Arsenal: it’s not all bad. Well, it is. But at least that striker you loaned out won’t catch your disease just yet.