Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push this season and the boss is aware of the need to bring in only the best to achieve his target.
Arsenal have completed their second and third signings of the window with the acquisition of Nigerian youngsters Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze.
The duo who were part of the Nigerian under 17 team to win the World Cup in Chile last year have now signed for Arsenal after posing with manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis. Both players were also pictured with former Gunners striker Nwankwo Kanu at the club’s London Colney headquarters on Friday.
Nwakali who was crowned the most valuable Player of the tournament last year had revealed he will request the jersey number 25 worn by the ex Nigerian international during his time at the Emirates.
The deal was always a matter of time, following reports of the deal being ‘99% complete’, Wenger also confirmed at his media conference on Friday morning that the two youngsters were set to finalise their Arsenal deals. “We will see if we can complete them,” said the manager.
The deal taking both players from the Diamond Football Academy in Nigeria to the Emirates is understood to be £4million.
Credit must go to Arsene Wenger who has acted fast to beat rivals Manchester city to the signing of Nwakali in particular. The midfielder who led the Golden Eaglets to glory has had trials with the Citizens who also have the player’s elder brother Chidiebere Nwakali on their books.