Who is Eddie Nketiah and when will he make his debut? Arsenal’s former Chelsea striker in mould of Thierry Henry

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ARSENE WENGER is set to ring the changes as his side travel to Belarus to take on BATE Borisov.

Eddie Nketiah is among a number of high profile youngsters who have boarded the Arsenal plane ahead of the Europa League clash.

 Eddie Nketiah (left) starred for Arsenal U23s against Leicester last season

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Eddie Nketiah (left) starred for Arsenal U23s against Leicester last season

Here is all you need to know about him.

Who is Eddie Nketiah?

Eddie Nketiah was born in London in 1999.

The striker was previously on Chelsea’s books but joined Arsenal as a scholar in 2015 after being released by the Blues.

Nketiah signed a pro-contract with the Gunners a year ago.

Arsene Wenger defends young squad selection ahead of Europa League tie against BATE Borisov

What type of player is Nketiah?

Nketiah is the latest in a line of Arsenal players to have been likened to Thierry Henry.

His natural position is striker, but he can also play on both flanks.

Nketiah spoke in March of his style of play, saying: “My game is mainly pace, movement and finishing.

“But I’ve made an effort to hold the ball up better which is something vital for the team and that Olivier Giroud does so well.

“I have also worked hard on my heading and have already scored three headed goals this season.”

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What are Nketiah’s biggest achievements so far?

Nketiah has rotated between Arsenal’s under-18s and under-23s since joining the club.

In 2015/16 he was the U18s’ top scorer with 24 goals in 28 appearances.

At U23 level, he caught the eye last season with a spectacular hat-trick against Leicester.

And for England U18s he has impressed with a hat-trick against Qatar

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