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Arsenal new signing Kelechi Nwakali is set to join up with the squad during Preseason according to reports.
The midfielder recently signed a five-year deal with the club according to reports in his homeland. The midfielder who currently plies his trade for Diamond football academy as traveled to London and will wait in the city to join the club’s preseason tour.
Although the club is yet to officially announce the deal, Diamond football academy has confirmed the player is set to move to the Emirates.
The midfielder’s contract at Arsenal kicks off when he officially clocks 18 in June this year and will be eligible to feature for the Gunners in the July preseason without incurring the wrath of FIFA.
The players representative has now confirmed that the player will be given the chance to impress Arsene Wenger in July.
“Kelechi Nwakali is not coming back to Nigeria, he has gone to London to stay,” a representative told allnigeriasoccer.com, as quoted by the Daily Star.
“He will do pre-season training with Arsenal. It is no longer in our hands if he’ll train with the first team or the Academy, they know the best for him.
“His application for a work permit can only be processed after he clocks 18.”.
The midfielder was the best player in the FIFA U17 world cup that was held in Chile last year. Big things are definitely expected of him.