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Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to react after The Athletic revealed that Eddie Nketiah has rejected the club’s latest contract offer.

What’s the story?

Well, the 22-year-old’s contract expires in June, and Arsenal have been trying to tie him down to fresh terms.

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The Gunners offered Nketiah the contract on Tuesday, and it was rejected on Wednesday as he aims to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.

It comes after the £45,000-a-week man saw a move to Crystal Palace collapse over the summer, with the Eagles opting for Odsonne Edouard.

Mikel Arteta is yet to hand Nketiah a single second of Premier League football this season, which makes the contract offer a strange move.

The England Under-21 international is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs in January.

According to The Athletic, OGC Nice and Borussia Monchengladbach are interested.

Why did Arsenal offer Eddie Nketiah a contract?

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In our view, it makes no sense to offer Nketiah a new deal.

Yes, the Gunners probably wanted to extend his contract in order to get a fee for him, but Arteta hasn’t exactly put him in the shop window by freezing him out of the side.

The Gunners also have Folarin Balogun to come into the fold, a forward who arguably has more promise than Nketiah and deserves more game time.

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We’re not sure why the Gunners thought Nketiah would accept their latest offer, given how Arteta has treated him this season.

In truth, it’s just a messy situation all round.

For now, let’s see what the Arsenal fans on Twitter have been saying about the news…

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