Kelechi Nwakali got another lift to his career at the start of the week, when he was allowed to...
Kelechi Nwakali got another lift to his career at the start of the week, when he was allowed to train with the senior squad of Arsenal of England.
Though The Gunners have already loaned Nwakali to Super Eagles goalkeepers’ trainer, Alloy Agu’s former club, MVV Maastricht of Holland, the youngster was allowed a rare run out with the main squad and comported himself well in jersey number 95.
Alex Iwobi and Arsenal's two new recruits Lucas Perez and Mustafi were also part of the training session. See more photos
The 18-year-old is still awaiting the outcome of his work permit application before travelling to Holland, where he will remain on loan at Maastricht until end of this season.
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Similarly, Maastricht stated on Tuesday that they hope to complete Nwakali’s paperwork in Holland this week, which means he will miss Friday’s league game against FC Eindhoven.Overwhelmed to have trained with the first team today!By the grace of God I will be flying to te Netherlands this week❤️🙏⚽️— Kelechi Nwakali (@Kelechi_nwakali) September 7, 2016
The Dutch second division club also stated on their official webpage that Nwakali is still in England, because ‘his papers are not yet in order.’
However, other things being equal, Nwakali will travel to Holland next week to finally link forces with Maastricht, who pulled off a transfer coup on the final day of the summer window by signing the buzzing midfielder on a season’s loan from Arsenal
Alex Iwobi and Arsenal's two new recruits Lucas Perez and Mustafi were also part of the training session.
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