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Irish teenager Armstrong Okoflex has left Premier League club Arsenal to join Scottish Champions Celtic.
According to The Daily Record, the 16-year-old turned down a contract with Arsenal in favour of a new deal in Scotland. Okoflex is a former St. Kevins Boy’s FC player who joined Arsenal five years ago. He has played under-15 international soccer for both Ireland and England but last year told the Irish Times he feels a closer connection to Ireland.
Ireland is where I’m from but England is financially better and the grounds are amazing. I enjoy playing with both but obviously I’m Irish so I feel the connection with them.
Okoflex featured for the Arsenal U18’s last season. He can play on the left wing or as a striker and won the Victory Shield with Ireland last year, which included an excellent goal against Scotland.