Arsenal midfielder undergoes medical ahead of move to Qatar

Arsenal continues its efforts to trim its squad, and the latest departure from the club is Tim Akinola.

The 22-year-old midfielder joined the Gunners from Huddersfield Town in 2020 and has been developing within the Arsenal U21 setup. He also had loan spells at Dundee United and Chesterfield, but none of these loan moves led to a permanent transfer.

With one year remaining on his contract, Akinola is now set to continue his footballing journey away from the Emirates. According to reports from All Nigerian Soccer, he has secured a move to the Qatar second division, where he will represent Al Bidda SC. Akinola has already completed his medical with the club, signalling the end of his time at Arsenal as he seeks more first-team opportunities elsewhere.

Just Arsenal Opinion

It was always difficult to envision Akinola playing for our first team and he was hardly one of the youth team players who impressed at the club.

This move changes that for him; he now hopes to get more game time at his next home.

We have now rid ourselves of one more deadwood and his departure creates space for us to add one more youth players to our B team.

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  1. “rid ourselves of one more deadwood” is a somewhat harsh way of saying it, why not just wish him good luck in his new venture?

    1. 👍 GB, apparently you are “deadwood” at Arsenal, if at 22 years old you have not progressed from U21 to the first team squad. So much for developing players within the Club and increasing Club depth.

  2. That statement for is not appropriate for a player that we signed intentionally. Please let’s mind our use of our players who are going elsewhere. We are not enemies.

  3. How can you call a young player who has never played for the senior team a dead wood?

    But if I can Havertz a dead wood you will instantly delete my comment. I don’t know this Akinola very much, but I am pretty sure he is far better than the lazy rejected Chelsea flop called Havertz.

    Now you can go ahead and delete my comment.

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