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David Moyes will surely call off West Ham swoop on Arsenal after woeful Eddie Nketiah revelation

Hammers boss David Moyes will surely call off a West Ham swoop on Arsenal after a woeful Eddie Nketiah revelation.

West Ham have long been linked with a move for Arsenal striker Nketiah.

Both West Ham and Arsenal desperately need to sign a new striker this summer.

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Nketiah is out of contract at Arsenal this summer but the Gunners confirmed today that they are in ongoing discussions over a new deal.

Having been on the periphery at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta, Nketiah suddenly became a regular starter towards the end of last season with some fans and pundits speculating that may change the 23-year-old’s mind over his future at the Emirates.

Reports continue to circulate suggesting West Ham want to sign Nketiah.

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And the Hammers were even said to be at the front of the queue to sign the Arsenal contract rebel according to The Daily Mail recently.

With former West Ham target Alexandre Lacazette leaving Arsenal for Lyon, Nketiah’s departure would leave Arteta without a single senior striker.

But Moyes will surely call off any West Ham swoop on Arsenal after a woeful Nketiah revelation.

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Football data analysis experts WhoScored, formerly Opta, have revealed some damning statistics about the striker.

Not only will they surely put Moyes off if he truly is interested, but could even make Arteta think twice about Nketiah’s new deal with Arsenal.

“Eddie Nketiah was directly involved in just six league goals (five goals, one assist) for Arsenal last season,” WhoScored posted on Twitter alongside a questionable and mindblown emoji.

“They earned the Gunners an additional seven points…”

They are two truly shocking statistics even if Nketiah was a bit part player for much of Arsenal’s campaign.

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If West Ham are to sign a striker they need someone who can guarantee goals to for the side.

West Ham defender Craig Dawson managed the same number of goal contributions last season.

And Declan Rice (nine), Tomas Soucek (seven), Manuel Lanzini (11), Pablo Fornals (12), Said Benrahma (17), Antonio (24) and Jarrod Bowen (31) were also ahead of Arsenal’s Nketiah (BBC Sport).

If Moyes isn’t already having second thoughts perhaps he should be.

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