By David Woods

1st Jan, 2020 | 8:31pm

Eddie Nketiah sends Twitter message to Leeds fans after exit confirmed

Eddie Nketiah has left his loan early to return to Arsenal and sent a message to Leeds fans on Twitter. 

The news was confirmed after Leeds drew 1-1 with West Brom on Wednesday.

Nketiah started for the second consecutive game after he was named in the starting XI for the first time in the league for the 5-4 win against Birmingham.

The game against West Brom marked the first time that he’d been selected while Patrick Bamford has been fit.

In his tweets, Nketiah said his time at Leeds had been “amazing” and thanked his teammates and Marcelo Bielsa.

He saved his second message for the “wonderful” Leeds fans and said he was sure their club would get to the “promised land” of the Premier League.

It’s a classy move from Nketiah who didn’t get the chances he thought he would at Leeds.

He had his fans. Talking in the studio ahead of the live coverage of the West Brom game Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said, “It’s very important I think for Leeds to keep hold of him. But obviously Arsenal want him to play and he needs minutes on the pitch.”

Asked whether he should be starting ahead of Bamford, Hasselbaink said, “I think so, yes. I like Bamford, don’t get me wrong, he’s a brilliant player, but Leeds need goals and Nketiah is all about goals.

“Leeds create lots of chances and everyone knows Nketiah scores. He just needs three or four games consecutively.”

Those chances won’t come now and he’ll likely be looking for a new loan club in January.

Thanks for everything Eddie and go easy on us if you line up against us.

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