Arsenal Are On The Verge Of Signing Nigeria Duo
Arsenal are looking to win the FA Cup for a third
successive time and will be keen to ensure that Burnley
do not pull off a big scalp in the capital.
With that mind, Arsenal and Wenger have their eyes on
Nigeria duo who played at last year FIFA U17 world
There have been speculation that the duo who were the
Most Valueable Player and Third best player of FIFA
U17 World Cup held in Chile last year respectively, are
close to signing for the current back to back FA Cup
champions from Diamond Academy, Umuahia in Abia
press conference ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup game
confirmed the imminent arrival of the Nigerian
Nwakali is only 17, while Chukwueze is 16.
Wenger said, “Talks are progressing well.
“There are work permit issues, medical issues, as they
have to both have medicals but it is progressing well.
“We identified Nwakali as the player of the tournament
(at the Under-17 World Cup). He is a top player and
we’ll try to get it over the line.”
According to Football Insider an agreement had been
struck for both players, which left Arsenal awaiting
clearance while the teenagers worked on the relevant
work permits and visas to play in the UK.