Arsenal Loanee Nwakali Yet To Hit Full Stride At MVV Maastricht


Kelechi Nwakali is slowly being integrated into the set up at Dutch second division side MVV Maastricht, where he is on loan from English Premier League giant Arsenal.


Nwakali’s transfer to Arsenal was made official in the summer, with the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the last Under-17 World Cup signing a five year contract.

However work permit restrictions means he was farmed out on loan to MVV Maastricht to enable him get games, which will aid his development before he is eventually ready for the first team at Arsenal.

The 18 year old has however struggled to adjust and adapt to his latest surroundings, playing a total of just 67 minutes in all competition since joining the team two months ago.

His highest time spent on the pitch is 45 minutes, which came in the cup game against Volendam, aside that he has appeared as a substitute in three league games raking up a total of 21 minutes, which includes last weekend when he was introduced with eight minutes left to play.