Former captain of the Nigerian U17 team Kelechi Nwakali arrived London yesterday for talks over his immediate future at Arsenal with new coach Unai Emery after spending the last two seasons on loan away from the club.
Nwakali is expected to be farmed out on loan again but his possible destination will be known after the talks with the new coach, who is aware of the talent of the Nigerian forward.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ensured Arsenal beat a host of clubs to his signature after his exploits for Nigeria at the 2015 U17 World Youth Championship but work permit issues has kept him out of the first team plans.
Two loan spells first with MVV Maastricht before a move to VVV Venlo, which ended with the 20 year old returning to Maastricht for the second half of last season has been his story since his move to Arsenal.
Already he has put himself for a call up to the senior national team of Nigeria after scoring a spectacular goal for the B team in a friendly game against Europa League winners Atletico Madrid in Uyo shortly before the commencement of the World Cup.