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sport news CHRIS SUTTON: I was wrong! I thought Jesus was 'irreplaceable', but Nketiah ... trends now

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CHRIS SUTTON: I was wrong! I thought injured Gabriel Jesus was 'irreplaceable', but Eddie Nketiah looks the real deal... and the Arsenal striker could help England cope if they lost Harry Kane

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I got it wrong. Feel free to cut out those words and frame them because you won’t see me saying that often!

But on Eddie Nketiah, I got it wrong. I described Gabriel Jesus as ‘irreplaceable’ when he was injured. I thought Arsenal would struggle without him. 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 and suddenly, Mikel Arteta was facing months without those attributes. Yes, I thought they’d struggle. But Nketiah has proved me and plenty of others wrong.

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has seized his chance following an injury to Gabriel Jesus

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has seized his chance following an injury to Gabriel Jesus

He’s 23 and with the support of Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli, he’s used this rare run of Premier

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