As usual when Arsenal sign anyone it always takes ten times longer than any other club, but the delay in getting the talented Nigerian Kelechi Nwakali over to the Emirates in not the club’s fault this time around.
In an interview with Nwakali’s brother, Allwell, on the Nigerian sports site, Complete Sports, his brother said. “I don’t think there’s anything to fear about the deal not going on as planned,”
“Don’t forget, there are always ways such transactions that are done, so I assure you we’ll get there. There are no threats whatsoever on Kelechi’s Arsenal move, this I assure you.
“We’ve no worries at all as everything is moving according to plans.
“Arsenal are known to have a good programme for young players.
“They develop young stars and enhance their careers.”
This is very good news, as the 17 year-old is the most talented youngster in Nigeria today, but as Arsenal fans we all know how hard it seems to be when the Gunners try to get a work permit for young foreigners. This could be a slightly more difficult case as Nwakali has not yet reached 18, but he should certainly meet the international requirements after having led the Nigeria team to victory in U17 World Cup this summer.
Hopefully it will be all cleared up this week. Meanwhile check out Kelechi’s skills on the scouting video….