Tag: Arthur Okonkwo

Arthur Okonkwo is a goalkeeper who plays for Arsenal.

Okonkwo was promoted to the Arsenal first team squad in 2021 and given a new shirt number – 33, reflecting his role as third choice keeper. His contract expires in 2024.

Okonkwo was born on 9 September, 2001 in London. He is a dual citizen of England and Nigeria and signed for Arsenal as an u-9.

Tim Akinola playing for Chesterfield FC (Photo via Chesterfield FC on Twitter)

Arsenal loanee features in FA Cup upset to reach 3rd round

Tim Akinola came off the bench as Chesterfield progressed to the FA Cup third round on Saturday, but Arthur Okonkwo and Crewe Alexandra were eliminated.
Arthur Okonkwo with Crewe Alexandra (Photo via Crewe on Twitter)

Arsenal 21yo makes Team of the Week

Arsenal loanee Arthur Okonkwo has made the League Two Team of the Week for his most recent performance for Crewe Alexandra.
Arthur Okonkwo saves a penalty for Crewe Alexandra (Photo via Crewe Alexandra on Twitter)

“Rambo gene”: Arsenal loanee draws comparison to first-team star

Arsenal loanee Arthur Okonkwo gave a cheeky wave to the Swindon Town fans after keeping his third clean sheet in three games on Saturday.
Arthur Okonkwo saves a penalty for Crewe Alexandra (Photo via Crewe Alexandra on Twitter)

3 Arsenal loanees feature as FA Cup proper kicks off

Arsenal's loanees got off to a successful start in the FA Cup proper on Saturday, with two progressing to the next round.
Arthur Okonkwo saves a penalty for Crewe Alexandra (Photo via Crewe Alexandra on Twitter)

Arsenal loan goalkeeper makes penalty save to earn a point

Arthur Okonkwo saved a penalty for Crewe Alexandra this weekend, but he had to settle for a draw after losing his clean sheet in the second half.
Arthur Okonkwo with Crewe Alexandra (Photo via Crewe on Twitter)

Immediate starter: Arsenal loanee keeps his 4th clean sheet

Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo kept another clean sheet at the weekend as he continued his run of starts on loan with Crewe Alexandra.
Charlie Patino with the Man of the Match award for Blackpool (Photo via Blackpool FC)

Arsenal loanee to face Premier League opponent in League Cup

Arsenal's loanees had a poor set of results in the League Cup this week, but there were a couple of major highlights.
Marseille's Portuguese midfielder Nuno Tavares (C) heads the ball during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille (OM) and Stade de Reims at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, southeastern France, on August 7, 2022. (Photo by PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images)

3 goals, 1 clean sheet, 6 debuts: Arsenal weekend loan roundup

Three Arsenal loanees scored and Arthur Okonkwo kept a clean sheet in a positive weekend overall for the Gunners' loan army.
Arthur Okonkwo with Crewe Alexandra (Photo via Crewe on Twitter)

Arsenal loanee makes winning debut 1 day after signing

Arsenal loanee Arthur Okonkwo was immediately involved with Crewe Alexandra to make his competitive debut just a day after joining the club.
Arthur Okonkwo saving a penalty against Plymouth Argyle (Photo via Arete on Twitter)

Arsenal ‘exceptional’ say Crewe as they complete Okonkwo loan move

Arsenal youth goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo has completed a loan move to League Two club Crewe Alexandra.
Karl Hein with Reading (Photo via ReadingFC.co.uk)

Arsenal to loan 1 goalkeeper and promote Karl Hein

Karl Hein is set to step into the third-choice goalkeeper role for the Arsenal senior side next season, according to a report.

Arsenal player’s younger brother offered deal by Gunners

Brian Okonkwo, the younger brother of Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo, has reportedly been offered a scholarship deal.

Arsenal u23 hits 18th g/a after making bench vs Liverpool

The Arsenal u23s put qualification from the Premier League Cup group stages in their own hands with a big win over Bournemouth on Tuesday.
25th August 2021 The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England EFL Cup Football, West Bromwich Albion versus Arsenal Arsenal players celebrate Alexandre Lacazette& x2019s goal after 69 minutes 0-6 Graham Wilson

8 players who could leave Arsenal in January

The January transfer window is upon us and it is the last chance for Arsenal to obtain a few £££ for a number of players, so who is likely to leave?

Manchester City boss praises Arsenal 20yo

Arthur Okonkwo has drawn praise for his performance for the Arsenal u23s at the weekend, as he competes with Karl Hein for a spot.
Bernd Leno of Arsenal in action during Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London - 23rd April 2021 Arsenal v Everton, Premier League, Football, The Emirates Stadium, London, UK - 23 Apr 2021 Photo by Holly Allison/TPI/Shutterstock

Arsenal open to offers for 29yo in January

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno will be up for transfer in the January window, according to a couple of reports in the last few days.
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Arsenal deals: 10 in, 17 loans, 9 departures, 10 renewals, 1 termination

The transfer window is in it's final hours and Arsenal have completed 46 deals across all teams at the club. Let's take a look at them all.
Miguel Azeez in training with Arsenal (Photo via Azeez on Twitter)

Arsenal's new squad numbers 36 to 70 and what they tell us

With pre-season underway, Arsenal have assigned new squad numbers to Arsenal's u23 players ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Kido Taylor-Hart with the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Taylor-Hart on Instagram)

Arsenal winger to sign new 3-year deal

Kido Taylor-Hart is set to sign a new three-year deal with Arsenal after his previous contract expired in June, according to a report.
Arthur Okonkwo signs a contract extension with Arsenal alongside Mikel Arteta and Edu (Photo via Arsenal.com)

New 3-year contract & shirt number: Arsenal academy prospect promoted to first team

Arthur Okonkwo has extended his contract with Arsenal and received a promotion to the first-team squad as their number three goalkeeper.
Arthur Okonkwo with the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Okonkwo on Twitter)

Arsenal expect top prospect to sign new deal after old one expired

Arsenal are expecting Arthur Okonkwo to sign a new long-term deal with the club, after his old one came to an end on Wednesday.
Arthur Okonkwo with the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Okonkwo on Twitter)

Arsenal negotiations with Arthur Okonkwo stall over finances

Arsenal are in ongoing negotiations with Arthur Okonkwo over a new contract, as he asks for £1m-a-season, according to a report.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League - Molineux Stadium Wolverhampton Wanderers Ruben Neves warms up before the Premier League match at Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Naomi Baker

Arsenal latest: Onana offer, Buendia, Neves, Aubameyang, youth contracts, more

It can be hard to keep up with everything that's going on so here is a round up of the main Arsenal news and talking points from the last seven days.
Kido Taylor-Hart with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal have contract offers on the table for 2 young players

Arsenal still have contract offers on the table for Kido Taylor-Hart and Arthur Okonkwo, but they're yet to sign them with less than a month to go with the club.
Levi Laing playing for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Laing on Instagram)

Why Arsenal released 4 u23 players

As we approach their official contract expiry date at the end of June, Arsenal confirmed four u23s on the way out this summer.
Villarreal CF v Arsenal - UEFA Europa League - Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo warming up before the UEFA Europa League match at Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal. Copyright: Focus Images

Arthur Okonkwo finally in positive contract talks over expiring deal

Teenage Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo is in positive talks with the club over a new contract extension, according to a report.
Folarin Balogun joining the Arsenal squad travelling for their Europa League match (Photo via Balogun on Twitter)

6 Arsenal youngsters set for summer exit

Six Arsenal u23s are set to leave the club in the summer as things stand, though that could still change in the coming months.

2 youth goalkeepers compete for senior bench role at Arsenal

Karl Hein appears to be seriously challenging Arthur Okonkwo for Arsenal's fourth-choice goalkeeper spot, despite previous reports to the contrary.

Arsenal get another red card vs Manchester United as u23s lose badly

Arsenal's u23s were doomed from the start in a 3-0 defeat to Manchester United on Friday after an early red card left them struggling for a foothold.
Arthur Okonkwo with the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Okonkwo on Twitter)

Mikel Arteta tells Arthur Okonkwo he’s 4th-choice

Arthur Okonkwo has been told he's Arsenal's fourth-choice goalkeeper for the rest of the season, as Arsenal try to get him to sign a new deal
Arthur Okonkwo with the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Okonkwo on Twitter)

Another 19yo’s contract causing problems for Arsenal

Arsenal are facing another youth contract issue with Arthur Okonkwo, who briefly appeared to be the club's third-choice goalkeeper.
Folarin Balogun celebrates his hat-trick against Brighton u23s (Photo via David Price)

Folarin Balogun scores Arsenal hat-trick & provides assist in 5-0 u23 win

Folarin Balogun scored a hat-trick to continue his recent run of form as the Arsenal u23s made it five wins in a row on Friday.
Arthur Okonkwo with the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Okonkwo on Twitter)

2 of Arsenal's top young talents make impressive comebacks with u21s

A few Arsenal players made a positive impression in the u21 win on Tuesday night, including a couple of long-term absentees returning to the side.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Arthur Okonkwo of Arsenal in action during the Premier League 2 match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on April 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Highly-rated Arsenal youth goalkeeper returns to training ground after Leno injury

Youth goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo is back at the Arsenal training ground, following the recent injury to senior keeper Bernd Leno.

Arsenal teenagers score and keep clean sheet as England reach Slovakia Cup final

Tyreece John-Jules and Arthur Okonkwo continued to impress for the England u18s on Thursday, in a 2-0 win over Mexico.

8 games, 8 goals, 2 assists: Arsenal teenager shines with England

Tyreece John-Jules scored the England u18s' only goal in a 1-0 win over Russia on Monday, as two other Arsenal youngsters featured in the first game of the Slovakia Cup.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Tyreece John-Jules of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Qarabag FK at Emirates Stadium on December 13, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

3 Arsenal teenagers called up for England duty this month

Arthur Okonkwo, Vontae Daley-Campbell and Tyreece John-Jules have all been called up for the England u18s, as they prepare to play a tournament in Slovakia this month.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on April 23, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

6 Arsenal youth stars train with first team ahead of Wolves clash

Six members of the Arsenal academy trained with the first team on Tuesday, ahead of the Premier League clash away to Wolves.
Arthur Okonkwo in first-team training in Dubai (via Instagram / _arthurokonkwo)

Talented youth star joins first team in Naples after impressive u23 performances

Arthur Okonkwo has travelled with the Arsenal first team to Italy for the Europa League quarter-final second leg, after an impressive start to his u23 career in recent weeks.
Arthur Okonkwo playing for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Instagram / _arthurokonkwo)

Arsenal 17-year-old joins first-team training ahead of Newcastle United clash

Arthur Okonkwo joined first-team training again ahead of Arsenal's match against Newcastle United on Monday, after making his u23 debut last week.