Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has confirmed he is open to a possible nationality switch to Ghana ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana have been linked with Nketiah, who has Ghanaian parents, in recent months over the possibility of playing for the Black Stars.

In an exclusive interview with The Beautiful Game Podcast, the 22-year-old revealed he is still open to play for Ghana.

“My parents are both Ghanaian. It’s a possibility. I am open to both – playing for Ghana or England. Being from Ghana, you are obviously happy they have qualified for the World Cup. I know players like Thomas [Partey] so I am happy for them.

My club situation is priority first. At the moment my full focus is on my club and making sure I sort out things for next season. Once that’s finished then I can sit down and have that discussion with my family. It’s open to both [countries] and I am not closing the door to anything,” he added.

When the striker was quizzed about whether Partey had been trying to convince him to play for Ghana, he replied: “He has to be fair.”

Nketiah’s contract with Arsenal expires this summer and a decision concerning which country he represents will be made after he sorts out his future with the Gunners.



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