After months of negotiations, Arsenal have finally announced the signing of Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Nwakali.

The Gunners have been working really hard on a complicated deal for the 18-year-old for almost over a year and the move was ultimately finalised this week.

After such a long wait to sign the attacking midfielder to the Emirates, Gooners are understandably desperate to see Nwakali in action.

However, Arsenal confirmed in their announcement of Nwakali’s transfer that the Nigeria youth international will immediately be sent out on loan, meaning the wait goes on to see the youngster in action.

‘Kelechi, who joins us as a young professional, will look to gain experience with a loan move in the coming months,’ a statement on Arsenal’s website read.

The Nigerian lad has an incredible quality in the managing of the ball. Thanks to his vision of the game mixed to his long range pass accuracy, he is able to find his teammates in every position of the pitch. He has a great quality in the shooting too.

The best quality in him is the sensitiveness with which he understands the rhythm of the game, managing his team playbook like a game player with a joystick.

He is also extremely creative midfielder who seems to revel in his role of being the conductor of the orchestra, Kelechi can often change the complexion of the game with an inspired moment of brilliance and his match winning capabilities make him a key asset in modern football where games can turn in one through-pass on the transition after having absorbed pressure from the opposition in a tight game.

Despite being blessed with great positioning on and off the ball, the youngster will need to become more aware of the spaces he can exploit if he is to become a world-class player in the future, his game will only develop with time and more natural growth will occur as he plays more competitive football at a higher level.


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