January target keen on Arsenal move

There is a Nigerian striker that has been in the football news lately, firstly for being named Most Valuable Player and Golden Boot winner as his country won the U17 World Cup, and secondly for being tracked by Chelsea on the rumour pages.

Kelechi Nwakali has also been linked with a move to Man City where his brother Chidiebere has been for the last two years, but the youngster says he prefers a transfer to Arsenal rather than join the Portugese bus conductor at Stamford Bridge. He was quoted as saying: ‘I would love to play for Arsenal,’

‘They are the Premier League club I will like to play for them because they play the best football in the world.’

Nwakali has impressed all the scouts from the big European clubs at the World Cup, held in Chile, and it is a certainty that someone will snap him up in the January window, so why shouldn’t he come to Arsenal?

He is still only 17 years of age so will still have lots of improvement to come. If he spends a few years working under Thierry Henry at the Arsenal Academy perhaps he could go on to emulate the King in the future?

Meanwhile we have another young striker developing well. Chuba Akpom has already scored three goals for Hull City in the Championship, and last night he got his second goal for the England U21s this season as the Young Lions beat Switzerland 3-1. With Olivier Giroud approaching 30 next season Akpom could be promoted to the Arsenal first team squad if he keeps on improving. Personally I think we could have done with him in reserve this season….

Sam P

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    1. And you are talking about Anthony Martial? If we get him now, it’s not for the senior team but to see if he can make it to the grade in future. When did CR7 and Messi start shinning?

  1. He may only be 17 but he looks to be just about the best 17 year-old striker around at the moment. I say snap him up cheaply now because he could be worth 50 million in a few years.

  2. By the way, what were Arsenal scouts scouting as they didn’t scout Dele Ali for Arsenal to snap him up? Or did they scout him and the Boss overlooked them? Why did Arsenal allow such a promising good material to go their arch rivals – Spurs, when Arsenal could have gotten him on the cheap? Well, Arsenal can’t sign every talented youth, can they? I don’t know anything about the said Kelechi Nwakali. I did not watch any of the Golden Eaglets recent World Cup triumph games in Chile. There is often no light to put on my tv set to watch the tournament. Unlike in the past when I watched every game of our under 17. I only fuel my generator to watch important Super Eagles matches like the one of yesterday between us and Swaziland which we won 2-0. I also unfailingly put my gen on to watch Arsenal games, BPL matches and Ucl games. Chelsea vs Norwich is on gotv this Saturday. I will watch it to see if Chelsea will drop points to further fall behind Arsenal as we beat WBA.

    1. Delle Ali? He’s already got your attention? Rise up your standard man! Hector Bellerin, that’s a real deal.

  3. I know they can’t buy everyone, but if you snapped up the Most ValuablePlayer from every top youth tournament you must end up with some gems

  4. Sign him up wenger…never overlook players..Kane, De bruyne and a few others are good examples.
    if he’s the MVP for the just concluded U17 tournament why cant we pick him up and breed him?..strikers are hard to get now, we might be polishing the next Kanu, Drogba, or Eto..in few years time he might cost a fortune

  5. we should get him in if it is doable in jan and he hits the spot for wenger talent wise, am sure wenger would have his scouts running the rule over him, and a few others at the under 17 world cup.
    o.t – most important thing for jan window is to get in players who will make instant impact in there given position they come in for. wenger should take a chance and put in a big bid for one of pogba,gotze,isco ahead of the summer window, as a marker for interest in the player and to start the talks ahead of summer move, that would get the players buzzing for the end of the season. and maybe just try and get in someone in on loan like hunterlaar, just to give us goal scoring options later in the season.

  6. I think we should get Chris back just like we did with FQ. He will add somethings different for us and he will bang goles in I’m sure

      1. I take it fq is Francis coqulan but who’s Chris ?

        On topic he would make a good replacement for yaya Sanogoo

  7. Happy for Akpom to be getting goals, it’s an important year for him to get game time and score regularly. If he comes back next year with a good consistent season under his belt and can get regular appearances, either as a sub or in cups I reckon he will be a big player for us in the future.

  8. Kelechi is o.k for future prospect but not a priority now. We need an experienced striker to complete favorably for this seem-to-be our season.

    1. Strange request!
      Welcome Bill.
      You know i have NEVER done that before lol
      Most commenters usually abuse me, just watch…….
      Nice to have someone polite on the firm mate good for you. Where you from?

      1. Thank you admn, I fought for that…lol. I am from Uganda. I love Arsenal football. I can’t wait for Saturday! Ever a Gunner…

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