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."