Arsenal starlet Nketiah wanted by Bristol City after struggling to break into Leeds team

BRISTOL CITY boss Lee Johnson is ready to have a second crack at  signing Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.

Johnson wanted to get Nketiah, 20, on loan before he chose Leeds — with the Robins fuming that he did not turn up for planned talks at Ashton Gate.

Arsenal starlet Nketiah wanted by Bristol City after struggling to break into Leeds team1 Eddie Nketiah has struggled to cement his spot in Leeds' starting XICredit: Rex Features

But he still needs a striker for the promotion push and the Gunners have the option to recall Nketiah in January.

The England Under-21 ace has been largely restricted to the bench under Marcelo Bielsa and Arsenal want him to get regular first-team action.

He has scored four goals in eight appearances in all competitions so far this season.

Nketiah revealed last month that he ignored Unai Emery's plea for him to stay at Arsenal.

The striker said: "The manager wanted me to stay so it's really confidence boosting for me that he had me in his plans.

Arsenal starlet Nketiah wanted by Bristol City after struggling to break into Leeds team

"But I felt like it was a good step for me to come to Leeds.

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"I hope it's a good year that can leave me in good stead going back to Arsenal to fight for a place.

"There were a lot of options, there were options for me to go to Germany but me, my family and the club decided Leeds was the best place."

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