Arsenal starlet Nketiah scores sensational backheel flick in win over Wimbledon

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Arsenal's young sensation Eddie Nketiah found the net with an audacious flick on Wednesday evening.

The Gunners lined up against League One's AFC Wimbledon in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Mikel Arteta had named a strong squad for the cup tie, despite the Dons being the lowest-ranked team left in the competition.

However, the clash offered Nketiah, who is yet to break into Arsenal's side, a chance to showcase his talents alongside the first team.

Nketiah was able to dart to the front post before he flicked the ball with his heel past a hapless Nikola Tzanev in the Wimbledon goal.

"He might be better than [Mason] Greenwood uno," one Gunners fan tweeted in reply to the clip.

A second added: "File this in the things you love to see folder."

"Delighted Eddie Nketiah got a goal tonight. The internet managers were hoping Balogun would start, but Eddie more than earned it. Hope he finds a first-team spot somewhere in the near future," another added.

But not all Arsenal fans were impressed: "Hopefully, it makes it easier to sell him."

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After the full-time whistle, Arteta said in his press conference: "I think Eddie gives us a lesson every day in how a professional should do his job.

"There was lots of speculation around him. He gets his head down, trains harder than anyone, supports every teammate. I’m so happy for him."

Wednesday evening was Nketiah's first competitive outing with the first team this season.

However, last season Nketiah made 17 appearances in the Premier League, but he only managed to find the net twice.

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Nketiah almost moved to Crystal Palace over the summer.

“He’s daft, that’s what it is," Danny Mills told talkSPORT over the potential deal.

"He’s being badly advised. Sometimes you have to take a step backwards to take two steps forwards.

"You have to back yourself and say: ‘You know what, it’s not really what I want right now, I might have to take a little bit of a cut, but I’m going to go there."

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