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Arsenal close in on 4th signing as player confirms he will arrive on Saturday – report

About two weeks ago, the highly rated Nigerian U17 World Cup winner, Kelechi Nwakali, took to social media to confirm he has signed for Arsenal. According to subsequent reports from Own Goal Nigeria, the Nigerian has told those close to him that he will officially arrive at Arsenal this coming weekend.

The 18-year-old, who captained Nigerian to victory at the recent World Cup in Chile, has unveiled on his Facebook account (reported by The Mirror) that he has signed a 5-year contract with Arsenal and the report went further to say the Nigerian has already been granted a work permit.

Kelechi is the complete midfielder, very versatile, can play the number 10 role, defensive midfielder or a box to box midfielder but having seen him play on many occasions, he reminded me of a ‘more skilful Patrick Vieira’.

Although the signing of the Nigerian youth international is not one that will set the transfer window alight, if he can fulfil his obvious talent, I doubt there will be many Arsenal fans complaining (there will always be some!).

Plus, with Wenger in charge of his development, he has a great chance of emulating some of the Arsenal greats, in the not too distant future



26th July 2016 : 14:00pm

Author: Aje M.
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