The youngster had trained at the Emirates stadium earlier this year and he passed the Gunners medicals, the deal with the north London club could not get wrap up because the central midfielder was still in Nigeria with his national team.
Arsenal are getting close to finalizing the transfer of their long-term target Kelechi Nwakali as the Nigerian is reportedly to arrives in London to assess and sign his contract at the Emirates stadium.
The Nigerian international has long been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates stadium, and his the wonderkid club have now confirmed he’s on his way to England for the final stage of negotiations.
However, it remains to be seen if the 18-year-old midfielder will go straight into Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans, or if, more likely, he will head out on loan to gain experience first.
ASJ Academy CEO Emeka Amajiriaku told All Nigeria Soccer, “Kelechi and Allwell Nwakali are in London now, they arrived on Monday”
“They are there to see the contract that has been offered by Arsenal.”
“Arsenal will determine if he will go on loan or play for the U18s, U21s or first team. We cannot determine that.”
I believe this update will do little to appease the Gunner fans crying out for more established signings this summer, with only unproven starlet coming in so far apart from the big-money buy from Borussia Monchengladbach Granit Xhaka.
However, the Nigerian will spend few months of his stay with the youth side of Arsenal.