Nigeria International Picks Up Arsenal Award

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Arsenal loanee Kelechi Nwakali who was signed last summer from his home town Nigerian has picked up an award at the alternative end of the season awards by highly respected Arsenal youth team expert Jeorge Bird.The Nigerian U20 international has been made one of Arsenal’s best-performing youth player this season.

”Krystian Bielik was excellent for Birmingham City but in terms of performances throughout the season, this award deserves to go to Nwakali,” Bird wrote on Kelechi.

”The Nigerian midfielder possessed no prior experience of European football, yet he quickly established himself as a regular for Maastricht in the Dutch second tier and frequently burst forwards to excellent effect.”

The attacking midfielder has recorded 29 appearances in the Dutch second-tier, scoring two goals and providing three assists.

He beats the likes of Aaron Eyoma and Chuba Akpom.


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