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'Nketiah a real goal poacher, better than Haaland, Nunez and Jesus' - Fans after Arsenal defeat Oxford United

10:28 GMT+3 10/01/2023
Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal vs Erling Haaland of Manchester City.
The 23-year-old has scored four goals from four starts for the Gunners and fans believe he is better than Manchester City's Norwegian forward

Ghana prospect Eddie Nketiah has been rated above Manchester City's star Erling Haaland, Liverpool's Darwin Nunez, and teammate Gabriel Jesus after his brace enabled Arsenal to defeat Oxford United 3-0 in the FA Cup on Monday.

In the third-round fixture at Kassam Stadium, the Gunners were forced to wait until the second half when Mohamed Elneny put them ahead before the 23-year-old Nketiah scored a double in the space of six minutes to seal the victory.

Nketiah has now scored four goals in all competitions from four starts since Arsenal lost their Brazilian forward Jesus to injury at the World Cup finals in Qatar. In the Premier League, he scored in his first start as Arsenal defeated West Ham United 3-1 and then scored in the 4-2 victory against Brighton & Hove Albion.

His display has caught the attention of fans, who have taken to social media to put him above Norwegian Haaland, who has so far scored 21 league goals from 16 matches, and Liverpool's Nunez, who has five goals from 13 matches.

Below are some of the fan comments as sampled by GOAL.

  • Erling Haaland Manchester City 2022-23

    Nketiah better than Haaland

    If Erling Haaland works hard enough, he might reach Eddie Nketiah's level #OXUARS - @SoletheBanker

    Nketiah/Haaland competition is what everyone wants. - @MandelaMinutes

    In terms of overall ability, beyond goals, I don’t see how Haaland is better than Nketiah. - @Footbollistic

    Nketiah is better than Nunez and Haaland combined. - @23slk

    Eddie Nketiah is a better goalscorer than Erling Haaland. - @Kofi1999_

    Nketiah is genuinely better than Haaland. - @B123Mahfuz

    Nketiah is far better than Nunez, if you disagree, you can argue with your ancestors. - Kenneth Appiahgyei

    Nketiah is a good finisher. He should hit the gym build some bully body and pick some pace then he'll be up there with Haaland. - Ochibo Jakisumo

    That's his brace 🔥🔥🔥 EDDIE is better than Haaland🐄🤞 - Simcard YeGcokama Elisha

    Nketiah gave Haaland a 20-goal head start by the way watch this space. - @KLTF_11

    Not judging from just today [Monday] but I think Nketiah has good attacking instincts. He'll be very good someday. - Josh Saanmoiyol

  • Gabriel Jesus Arsenal 2022-23 HIC 16:9

    Nketiah is better than Jesus

    Arsenal doesn't value this young man [Nketiah], but he's impressive even much better than the overrated Gabriel Jesus. - Spartah Keh

    He is a better finisher than Gabriel Jesus give him more time he will be a good striker. - Amadu C Bah

    He is better than Jesus but we don't believe in him I don't know why. - Jacob N'gunda

    I can say he’s a better finisher than Jesus. They both bring a different skill set to the table. - Shady Brian

    Eddie is more clinical than Jesus himself 💯 - Spijo EightOeight Sithole

    Nketiah is a real goal scorer, better than Jesus in terms of goal-scoring. - Kudiabor Gracious

    Nketiah is a real goal scorer, he's calm, he was unfortunate not to be on target against Newcastle United. - Abiola Sam-man

    The best striker I know in Arsenal is this boy Nketiah... I don't know why always people are stressing about Jesus... Jesus with play but no goals. - Mono Realitie

    Eddie is a goal poacher🔥 - Os Dee Mwaulambo

    Eddie always takes his chances! 📞⚽️⚽️ - Oz Akdeniz

    Never doubt Eddie. The boy will score you goals, it’s as simple as that. - Amelia Austin

    Nketiah is really good 👏🙌🙌 - Iam S'bonelo Sam Dlamini II

  • Thierry Henry Arsenal Leeds 2012

    Nketiah the new Henry & legend in the making

    Nketiah is a new Thierry Henry 💪🔴 - Alan Ronald

    He has now proved why he wore that legendary shirt number 14, keep on Eddie💪💪 - Cornelu Kibet

    Eddie Nketiah proving every day why he was given jersey 14. - Innocent J. Magombo

    For me, the choice of technique over power to score is what makes Nketiah closer to a complete striker. - Polly Magero

    Nketiah really knows how to score, very confident - Daniel-Danito Bee Bangura

    Nothing will stop Nketiah. Show the world your worth. I believe you can really score in every game. You're a legend in the making Eddie. Keep on helping the club. Those goals are important. Good luck. - @DanielKibet_

    Eddie Nketiah, the future will be bright 👌 - Ahmad Rufai Sunusi

    I said it here that Nketiah won’t disappoint us but after the match against Newcastle United, most of you pointed fingers at him when he even did nothing wrong in that match… you guys should relax Nketiah will give us goals, he is the new Henry. - Phancie Xloid

    Ride on boy. Most of us doubted you, but you're proving your worth nonetheless justifying the iconic shirt on your back. - Brown Rispy

  • Nketiah Arsenal 2022-23

    Nketiah has proved fans wrong

    When Gabriel Jesus got injured many of you never believed in Eddie. I hope he is proving y'all wrong right now. - MrArsenal

    Whenever Nketiah plays, I am least assured of a goal. Happy he proved fans, Arteta, and the squad behind him, right.🙌 - Akanbi Clement

    Eddie lovely boy, How many times has he proved we are wrong!! - Tad Z BA

    Eddie giving his best can't wait to see the goals come Sunday. - Suleiman Ishaq

    Nketiah was only waiting for his turn and he has proved us wrong. - Karim Mailosi Gunthe

    Eddie has proven of great quality but I think Arsenal still needs a backup striker in the absence of Jesus. - Kenzi Eric

    Eddie is getting better with the ball now. The Next Henry. - Vincent

  • Folarin Balogun

    Nketiah is good but Arsenal need reinforcement

    Even if Nketiag scores 10 goals per game, Arsenal should still get a striker 👏... - Prince A. D. Ahmed

    Mikel Arteta and the board are gradually becoming a problem to Arsenal, this team is short in attack and midfield how can you play your only front three against Oxford United?? Sign the players needed or call back Pepe and Balogun. - Oche Kency Odegbami Jr

    Great goals by Edie...but please Arsenal don't be carried away... we still need quality squad depth!!!! Buy Buy Buy!!! - Nuel Praiz Orhero

    Fine game and performance especially from Nketiah but Arteta needs to improve the attacking and midfield for the battle ahead because the games are becoming tough. - Chimenem Favour

  • Nketiah Jesus Arsenal 2022-23

    Nketiah with Jesus will be a threat

    Eddie is taking over his possession now.. once Gabriel Jesus returns from his sideline... pairing him alongside Jesus will make our attacking more strict and firm..!👍 - Juel Omoniyi

    Arteta will have a dilemma when Jesus comes back. - Mfundo Godolozi

    Eddie Nketiah has been on fire, I hope he continues like this for the rest of the season and his career, we should support him, he's a very good striker if given more playing time, he has proven that in the few matches he has started, he's gaining experience. I hope he will help us win the next two matches, Tottenham and Man United. - Trimisilen Asure - The Boy

  • Saka Nketiah Arsenal 2022-23

    Nketiah deserves more playing time

    Give him game time, that's all he needed. - Paul Shore

    I wish he can score at least one goal in every remaining game. Arteta underplays him, he deserves more game time and I'm happy he's proving his worth to the club and the fans. - Shane C. Ellis

    His goal return has always been excellent...though kept being underrated. - Agah Samuel

    I have always said, Nketiah is a very good striker and he needs to play quite regularly to get the best out of him. - Vundru Stephen

  • Eddie Nketiah Arsenal Lyon 2022

    Nketiah is not good enough

    He is still not good enough... Not deserve to be a Gunner. His goals even a toddler can score. - Nicko Nicks Ozil

    The guy is not good enough, we saw him in the Newcastle United game. We need someone who can get into opponents' defense and cause problems. Yes, Nketiah can score goals but sometimes he can disappear like he's not in the field. - Slims Koinange

    Well, half of his goals have come against a third-division team... I hope, he can score more against first-division teams as well! - Eurico Neto

    I like Nketiah he can shoot any time, what he lacks is the skill of knowing when to pass and kick and when not. - Felix Mwends

  • Eddie Nketiah Arsenal 2022

    Arsenal need to loan out Nketiah

    Eddie Nketiah needs a loan move like this. It will do him a world of good. - @daramolamo

    It doesn't change anything. Eddie must GO to Crystal Palace. - Umar Yobe

    Arsenal please put him out of his misery, sign a striker and send Nketiah on loan to a Championship club. #FACup - @MTAFC81

    Drop Nketiah and send him to Rotherham on loan for the rest of the season to sharpen up. Please. #rufc. - @heathygrad

    If we want to become a serious team we need to get rid of Nketiah, Lokonga, Tierney, and loan Vieira. - @AFC_Pinot

    Arsenal, please send Lokongo, and Vieira out on loan and buy a decent midfielder. Nketiah also, the number of balls Tierney, Martinelli, Tomiyasu, and Saka cross into the box, we are crying out for a 6'4 striker, who can win and score headers. - @PaulDAFC