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Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah reveals how he benefited from the COVID-19 lockdown.

Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah has revealed he used his time during the lockdown to build his muscles and get better on the ball.

The Gunners prodigy made the best of the lockdown and is ripping the rewards after working his way into Mikel Arteta’s starting XI.

Towards the end of last season, Arteta often played Nketiah ahead of the much experienced Alexandre Lacazette, and the 21-year-old paid the faith shown in him by scoring four goals in 17 games for the Gunners.

Nketiah's impressive form earned him a starting spot for England's under-21 side.

“During lockdown, I worked really hard on getting bigger and better on the ball. I’ve used the time well and it’s good people can see the hard work," he told reporters after the Kosovo game.

“It’s something I wanted to do. As you go through the levels, it gets a lot harder physically so to be able to show your technique, you need that strength to cope with it.

“It’s nice to show that off a bit on the pitch.”

Nketiah also said his parents helped him with his objective.

“They made sure I was eating the right food and had the right gym equipment," he continued.

“They’re very demanding parents who are always trying to get the best out of me. It’s great to have that support.”

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