Gunners close to signing Nigerian duo
Gunners close to signing Nigerian duo

Arsene Wenger confirmed at his press conference ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Burnley tomorrow that the Gunners are close to completing the signings of Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze.

Arsenal are reported to have agreed a £3m deal with the Diamond Football Academy in Umuahia, Nigeria for the duo

Nwakali and Chukwueze starred for Nigeria in the Under-17s World Cup in Chile last year, with Nwakali, 17, voted Player of the Tournament and Chukwueze, 16, scoring three goals and three assists.

When asked this morning how the deal was progressing, Wenger said.

“Yes. The (talks) are progressing well.

“Yes of course there are work permit issues. There are medical issues, because they have to make medicals. It’s progressing well.

“We identified Nwakali as the player of the tournament, basically, and as a top player. We will see if we can manage to get it over the line during this transfer period. [If we can], we will do it. He (Chukwueze) is signing as well.”