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Chelsea hero, Chris Sutton has changed his opinion about Arsenal striker, Eddie Nketiah.

Sutton said Nketiah, who scored two goals in Arsenal’s Premier League 3-2 victory over Manchester United last weekend, has proved him wrong with his performances for the Gunners so far this season.

The former England striker formerly believed Nketiah could not replace Arsenal’s injured first-choice striker, Gabriel Jesus.

However, Sutton has now admitted that Nketiah is a suitable attacker for the North London club under the guidance of Mikel Arteta.

“But Eddie Nketiah, I got it wrong. I described Gabriel Jesus as ‘irreplaceable’ when he was injured. I thought Arsenal would struggle without him,” Sutton told the Daily Mail.

“Admit it, you probably did, too. His high press. His link-up play. His creativity. His leadership, having come from a club in Manchester City that demands nothing less than winning.

“All were key to Arsenal turning into surprise title contenders. Yes, I thought they would struggle. But Nketiah has proved me and plenty of others wrong,” he added.

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