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IRONY OF MARC AND TOLAJI BOLA AT ARSENAL

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The Anglo Nigerian duo of Marc and Tolaji Bola are currently making good progress at Arsenal with the latter recently putting pen to paper on a his first professional contract at Arsenal.

Although they are not related despite bearing same surname their careers is however experiencing a similar projectile in relation to promotion to the main team at the Emirates with Marc the closest of the duo.

Ironically both are left footed and they play similar roles either as left full backs or central defenders and they both have represented England at youth level but still qualify to represent Nigeria at senior level due to their parents who are migrants from the West Africa nation.

Marc is excelling with the Arsenal U-18 in the UEFA youth champions league while Tolaji who rose through the gunners ranks from the Under-9 was promoted to Frans de Kat’s side at the start of the campaign and went on to make 10 appearances for the young Gunners.

If the duo can maintain their progress they will most likely be an international tussle between Nigeria and England for their services and the youngsters will have a choice to either pledge their future to Nigeria like Alex Iwobi who is already a full international with Nigeria or Chuba Akpom who snubbed Nigeria for England and currently play for their Under-19 while away on loan to Hull City.