Tim Sherwood says Eddie Nketiah is an upgrade on Rasmus Hojlund

former Spurs midfielder Tim Sherwood believes Nketiah is more than good enough, and could actually replace £72m Manchester United striker, Rasmus Hojlund.

Speaking on Sky Sports after watching Nketiah dismantled the Blades, Sherwood insisted the Arsenal man can do what Hojlund does and more.

“I feel sorry for Eddie Nketiah, because people [in general] and Arsenal fans, no matter who it is, they are always asking questions about him and looking what he can’t do,” Sherwood said.

“I like to look at what he can do. He can play in a lot of teams. A lot of big teams. You’re telling me this boy couldn’t play for Man United at the moment instead of Rasmus Hojlund? He’s an upgrade on Rasmus Hojlund. [United] spent an awful lot of money on him.

“For me, Eddie Nketiah is top drawer. I think he warrants playing for Arsenal at the top of the Premier League.”

Nketiah stepped up to fill in for the injured Gabriel Jesus and took his chance brilliantly, firing in three superb goals against Sheffield United.

Nketiah is now Arsenal’s top league goal scorer this season and Mikel Arteta will have a decision to make when Jesus does return.