Former Leeds United loanee Eddie Nketiah expresses joy at rare Whites and Arsenal double

FORMER Leeds United loanee Eddie Nketiah is celebrating a rare double with medals for winning the Football League Championship and FA Cup with two different sides.

By Lee Sobot
Sunday, 2nd August 2020, 11:30 am
Updated Sunday, 2nd August 2020, 11:36 am

Striker Nketiah made 15 league appearances for Leeds including two starts during the first-half of the Championship campaign whilst on loan from the Gunners.

The forward netted three goals, bagging the winner in a 1-0 triumph at home to would-be promotion rivals Brentford on August 21 as well as an 87th-minute equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Preston North End on October 22.

The England under-21 international's other Whites league strike came in a 2-0 triumph at Barnsley on September 15.

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Nketiah initially joined Leeds on a season-long loan but the talented young striker was recalled by Arsenal in January and 13 league appearances including seven starts have followed since with two goals along the way.

And the striker also paid a key role in Arsenal's progress in the FA Cup with Nketiah bagging what proved the winning goal in the 2-1 triumph at Bournemouth in the fourth round as well as netting in the 2-0 success at Portsmouth in the last 16.

Nketiah then capped a fine season by coming on as a late substitute in Saturday's FA Cup final with eight minutes left as the Gunners recorded a 2-1 win against Chelsea.

The striker then took to social media to acknowledge congratulations from the Leeds end of his unique double.

MIKE MINE A DOUBLE: Arsenal striker and former Leeds United loanee Eddie Nketiah kisses the FA Cup after the Gunners' defeat of Chelsea in the 2020 Wembley final. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images.

Nketiah is the first player to win the Championship and the FA Cup in the same season since Michael Mancienne achieved the same feat in the 2008-09 campaign with Wolves and Chelsea.

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