Arsenal fans think Eddie Nketiah's loan to Leeds now looks stupid

A general view of Arsenal fans during the Carabao Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2018 in London, England.

Arsenal may now miss Leeds United loanee Eddie Nketiah after all.

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal will be looking to pick up all three points this afternoon when they take on Watford, but they've been dealt a blow ahead of the game.

The Gunners return from the international break to take on the Hornets, who recently appointed Quique Sanchez Flores as their new boss following the sacking of Javi Gracia.

Arsenal will hope to avoid any new manager bounce, and Unai Emery will have to go into the game without striker Alexandre Lacazette following his injury.

 

The French attacker, 28, is out for a month after picking up an ankle injury, which has been troubling him since pre-season but now needs some attention.

That means that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will revert to being a centre forward, but there is a worrying lack of depth behind the Gabon international.

Danny Welbeck was released this summer whilst new signing Gabriel Martinelli is more of a winger, so whilst Nicolas Pepe can maybe fill in up top if needed, Aubameyang is the only proven or natural striker at the club now.

Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United reacts during the Carabao Cup second round match between Leeds United and Stoke City at Elland Road on August 27, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Arsenal did though choose to loan out forward Eddie Nketiah to Leeds United despite knowing of Lacazette's ankle problems, and he's not only score three times in five games for the Championship side but also impressed for England's Under-21's.

Some angry Arsenal fans have now taken to Twitter to blast the Gunners for loaning the 20-year-old out, believing the move looks even more stupid now because Arsenal have been left short in attack, feeling he should never have been let go whilst Lacazette wasn't 100%.

A general view of Arsenal fans during the Carabao Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2018 in London, England.

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