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Arsenal news: Danny Murphy on Thomas Partey, Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel

Thomas Partey began training with his Arsenal team-mates this week (Picture: Getty)

Danny Murphy has hailed Eddie Nketiah as a future Arsenal ‘icon’ and says new signing Thomas Partey will be a ‘huge’ asset to the Gunners.

Nketiah, 21, is one of the most highly-rated young players in England and became the country’s all-time leading goalscorer at U21 level this week.

Murphy is a huge fan of the striker and says he ‘deserves a lot more excitement’ and can become an ‘icon’ at Arsenal like Gunners legend Ian Wright.

‘The future for Arsenal looks very bright indeed,’ Murphy told the Football Index Podcast.

‘I think Eddie Nketiah has the potential to become an icon at Arsenal, I think he’s very underrated and he deserves a lot more excitement.

‘I think he has the potential to earn a status like Ian Wright and be Arsenal’s main man for years to come.

Danny Murphy rates Gunners striker Nketiah highly (Picture: Getty)

‘I think Saka is going to be a great player for the club and I’m a big fan of Maitland-Niles too.’

Murphy also praised Arsenal’s deadline-day deal for Partey. The Ghana midfielder signed a long-term deal at the Emirates…