Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills has urged Eddie Nketiah to be Arsenal’s top striker.
Nketiah, 22, has been presented with an opportunity to lead the attack for the Gunners after recent surge in form.
The England youth international scored a superb double against Chelsea last weekend amid widespread talks over taken over the attacking role in the club.
And ex-Leeds United left-back Danny Mills has challenged the British-born Ghanaian striker to ‘knuckle down’ and make the shirt his own.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: ‘We’ve seen that he can score goals. But there’s obviously a reason why he doesn’t get a lot of game time. He came to Leeds and didn’t get much, and he’s had a couple of managers at Arsenal too.
‘You have to ask the question of his performances in training – is he really doing all that he can?
‘If you give him the opportunity, he can be brilliant in front of goal. That’s not hard to see. I think he just needs to knuckle down in training now, work a little bit harder – and look at his weaknesses.
‘He can make the shirt his own if he can do exactly what the manager wants of him.’
Nketiah’s contract will run out this summer as he ponders his long-term future at the Emirates.
Having joined from Chelsea’s youth system in 2015, Nketiah has featured primarily in the cups for the Gunners and impressed this season scoring five goals in five matches in the Carabao Cup.
He was believed to be the subject of interest from Crystal Palace in January, however Arsenal were reluctant to let him leave following Aubameyang’s departure.