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Nketiah becomes the all-time leading goalscorer for the England Under-21 team

Eddie Nketiah has become the all-time leading goalscorer for the England Under-21 team after scoring the winner in their game against the Turkey’s Under 21s earlier today.

The young Englishman has scored 14 goals in just 12 appearances for Under 21s and surpasses both Alan Shearer and Harry Kane who scored 13 goals at this level. 

The Arsenal striker made his debut for Aidy Boothroyd’s side in 2018 at the Toulon Tournament. He has gone from strength to strength since then and looks destined for success with both Arsenal and the England senior team if he continues to develop at this pace.

After returning to Arsenal from Leeds United in January, he scored four goals in 17 games across all competitions. This season, he has scored two goals in seven appearances for the club including a late winner against West Ham United in the North London side’s 2-1 win over the Hammers. Nketiah has provided competition to Alexander Lacazette for a place in the first team and is highly rated by Gunners manager Mikel Arteta.

He joined Arsenal’s academy in 2015 after being released by Chelsea and rose up the ranks before breaking into the senior side in 2017. He made his debut against BATE Borisov in the Europa League.

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