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Two more Nigerian players have been added to Arsenal’s Europa League squad, few days after they signed their first professional contracts with the London club.
The official website of UEFA has confirmed that two England U18 internationals in the shape of goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo and winger Bukayo Saka are eligible to represent the Gunners in the group stage of the Europa League.
The two teenagers are both classed as U21 players and have been listed on the Players List B.
While Okonkwo has been handed the number 86 jersey for the Europa League, Saka will wear the number 87 kit if he gets to feature in the group stage.
The other Nigerian teenagers earlier named in the Arsenal squad are defenders Tolaji Bola, Joseph Olowu and Tobi Omole.
Nigeria international Alex Iwobi completes the players of Nigerian descent eligible to represent Arsenal in the Europa League.
Unai Emery’s side will do battle with Vorskla Poltava, Sporting CP and Qarabağ in Group E.