Kelechi Nwakali confirms Arsenal move

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It would appear that Nigeria youth international Kelechi Nwakali has finally signed for Arsenal.

The midfielder, who was first linked with the Gunners in December 2015 after impressing at the under-17 World Cup, is understood to have penned his deal on Wednesday after a series of international commitments.

Yesterday, Nwakali took to Twitter to post snaps from London Colney as he confirmed he’d taken part in his first training session as an Arsenal player.

Back in January, the boss said of the teenager: “We identified Nwakali as the player of the tournament [at the under-17 World Cup], basically, and as a top player. We will see if we can manage to get it over the line during this transfer period.”

Obviously, it took a lot longer than that in the end. We think a £3million fee was agreed with the Diamond Football Academy, so let’s hope he was worth the wait.

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