Former Arsenal youngster, Armstrong Oko-Flex, who left the Gunners in 2018 to sign for Celtic, has signed for West Ham.

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Armstrong Oko-Flex of Celtic brushes off the challenge of Ben Williamson ActionPlus12127388 Vagelis Georgariou

Armstrong Oko-Flex is an Irish winger who joined Arsenal aged 11 when he was spotted playing for Dublin’s St Kevin’s Boys, by Liam Brady who also played for the same youth team from 1971-1973. The youngster also had trials with West Ham and Tottenham at the time.

Oko-Flex signed a scholarship deal with Arsenal in January 2018 before joining Celtic on a three-year deal in September the same year.

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The 19-year-old made just two appearances for Celtic’s first team, getting a total of 39 minutes, while he only played 148 minutes for their reserves, spending most of his time with the youth teams.

Oko-Flex’s deal at Celtic expired this summer and he has now signed for West Ham on a free transfer for two years, with an option of a third.

Armstrong Oko-Flex
Armstrong Oko-Flex

“I feel very good to have signed,” Oko-Flex told West Ham TV. “It’s good to sign for a big club like West Ham United.

“I’m very excited to get started here. There are a lot of positives around West Ham and it’s just a great Club to be at right now.

“I know a lot of the boys here already. I trained with some of them when I was younger, and I’ve played against some of them as well, so it’s been good settling in and the coaches have welcomed me in very nicely as well.

“I want to thank God first and foremost, and my family and my team around me – without them, none of this would have been possible. I’m just grateful for the opportunity.”