International Future Of Young Arsenal Goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo Pitches Nigeria Against England

1246 can exclusively confirm an approach from Nigeria to England U17 shot stopper Arthur Okonkwo who is presently on the books of English Premier League side Arsenal.


Okonkwo has progressed to the U21s of Arsenal at the age of 17 with his talent earning him a place in the first team during trainings, a sign of how he is rated by the technical crew of the London based side.

Nigeria approached his family over a potential switch of allegiance which will see him team up with the U20 team of Nigeria ahead of their engagement next year at the Africa U20 Cup of Nations.

However the shot stopper is undecided over his next career move and will not honour the call to be a part of the Nigerian team for now but a switch in the future could happen, gathered.

Already he has been assured of his progression through the ranks with England if he continues to improve as they look to keep him out of the reach of Nigeria, who have in the past succeeded in luring the likes of Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina to switch allegiance.

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