Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Nwakali came to limelight after helping African giant Nigeria win the FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile last year, where he was named best player of the youth tournament.
Several clubs were linked with the young Nigerian International, including Arsenal who were said to be the first club linked with a move for the young midfielder in January.
Sometime in January, Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger confirmed he was hoping to sign Kelechi Nwakali along with his Nigerian youth team-mate Samuel Chukwueze.
Sadly, Nwakali’s move to North London looked to be on the verge of collapse due to work permit problems.
Reports earlier in the month suggested the move was back on track and the teenager had agreed a five-year deal with Arsenal.
Kelechi Nwakali himself has now confirmed he has completed his move to Arsenal by tweeting that his new life has begun at the North London club.
“New Life Begins @Arsenal,” and went on to change his Twitter bio to: “Footballer for Arsenal FC and Nigeria U20 Nike Athlete.”
He later shared a Facebook post of him posing with an Arsenal shirt with his name Nwakali boldly written on it.