Arsenal Confirm Nwakali Signing, Set For Loan Move

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Nigerian youngster Kelechi Nwakali from Nigerian club side Diamond Football Academy.

Arsenal's official website on Friday revealed that the 18-year-old will be loaned out in order to gain more experience.

"We have completed the signing of 18-year-old attacking midfielder Kelechi Nwakali from the Diamond Football Academy in Nigeria," the Arsenal statement said.

"The Nigeria youth international captained his country to victory in the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile last year, where he won the Player of the Tournament award.

"Kelechi who joins us as a young professional, will look to gain experience with a loan move in the coming months.

"We would like to welcome him to the club."

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