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'When you get a chance you have to take it'

Eddie Nketiah has waited patiently for his chance in the second half of the season - and he took it on Sunday.

The England Under-21 striker replaced the injured Alex Lacazette in the second half and went close twice before pouncing deep into stoppage time to rescue a draw against Fulham.
 
"It's great to get on the scoresheet and salvage a point for the team," he told Arsenal Media after the game. "We fought very hard and we were very good at the tail end of the game, so I think it's the least we deserved. It's always nice to score for Arsenal.
 
"It feels good, to be fair. It's a bit of belief, I think it's the least we deserved, like I said. Of course we would've wanted the three points, but in the circumstances and how late it was, it has to be good to at least get a point."
 
Nketiah could be a prominent figure with Lacazette injured and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang recovering from malaria, and he's ready for the challenge after some time on the fringes of the team.
 
"I think I had a very good first half of the season, I was getting a lot of games, but in recent weeks I've not played as much as I would've liked to," he said.
 
"It's been disappointing but I always work hard, prepare well and make sure I'm ready when I'm called on. It's always nice when you get the chance to make sure you take it, like today, and luckily I did."

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