Dutch Youngster Donyell Malen Preferred Ahead Of Nigerian Teen Nwakali By Arsenal Manager Wenger


Manager of Arsenal Arsene Wenger has given highly rated 17 year old Dutch forward Donyell Malen a spot in Arsenal pre season squad, while he is yet to make up his mind on Kelechi Nwakali.


Malen has trained severally with the first team, and the Dutch teen wonder, who was already a regular for Arsenal U-23 at the age of 16 will have his first team bow in pre season.

Wenger rates the forward highly and Malen has not disappointed the manager with his performances for the U-23s. A form which has now earned him a spot in their pre season squad according to Arsenal insider Mark Taylor.

” Malen is definitely going to be a part of the first team pre season activities, as for Nwakali the scouting reports has been impressive but his consistency is not there yet.

” He (Nwakali) tends to blow hot and cold during games. Aside his form which is very encouraging considering his age, the issue of securing a work permit could see him head out on another loan”, Taylor told Owngoalnigeria.com.

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