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.

Karl Hein holds the ball after a save for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Arsenal finally convince contract holdout to sign new deal

Arsenal's Karl Hein is set to sign a new contract with the club, before likely heading out on loan next season, according to reports.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal thanks the support during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Brentford and Arsenal at Gtech Community Stadium on September 27, 2023 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal confirm 22 departures, 3 more possible

Arsenal have confirmed their list of released players this summer, including up to four members of the men's squad, three from the women's, and up to 18 youth players.
Karl Hein making a penalty save (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal goalkeeper’s exit not guaranteed with new deal possible

Karl Hein's departure from Arsenal isn't a certainty just yet, with the club keen to keep him if they can agree a last-minute contract extension.
WREXHAM, WALES - MARCH 29: Arthur Okonkwo of Wrexham celebrates after Paul Mullin of Wrexham (not pictured) scores his team's first goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Wrexham and Mansfield Town at Racecourse Ground on March 29, 2024 in Wrexham, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Arsenal set to lose 3 players for free with decisions made

Cedric Soares, Mohamed Elneny, and Arthur Okonkwo are all set to leave Arsenal on the expiry of their contracts this summer, according to a report.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on March 04, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

14 could leave Arsenal this summer

Arsenal could see a major shake-up this summer with up to 14 players potentially leaving the club. Find out who's on the chopping block.
WREXHAM, WALES - MARCH 29: Arthur Okonkwo of Wrexham celebrates after Paul Mullin of Wrexham (not pictured) scores his team's first goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Wrexham and Mansfield Town at Racecourse Ground on March 29, 2024 in Wrexham, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee named in league’s official Team of the Season

On-loan Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo has been named in the League Two Team of the Season, following the confirmation of Wrexham's promotion to League One.
WREXHAM, WALES - MARCH 29: Arthur Okonkwo of Wrexham celebrates after Paul Mullin of Wrexham (not pictured) scores his team's first goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Wrexham and Mansfield Town at Racecourse Ground on March 29, 2024 in Wrexham, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee celebrates promotion as Nigeria consider call-up

Arsenal's Arthur Okonkwo helps Wrexham to promotion, attracting interest from the Nigeria national team.
SUTTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: Arthur Okonkwo of Wrexham celebrates his side's first goal whilst wearing a protective face mask during the Sky Bet League Two match between Sutton United and Wrexham at VBS Community Stadium on February 13, 2024 in Sutton, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee keeps 10th league clean sheet of the season

Arsenal's Arthur Okonkwo kept his 10th league clean sheet of the season for Wrexham on Saturday, as he fights to win the EFL Golden Glove.
Arthur Okonkwo with Wrexham AFC (Photo via Wrexham on Twitter)

Arsenal 22yo nationality switch reports labelled ‘fake news’

Reports that Arthur Okonkwo has had a "nationality switch" approved have been shot down, with the player eligible to represent England or Nigeria.
WREXHAM, WALES: Arthur Okonkwo of Wrexham saves a penalty from Andy Cook of Bradford City during the Sky Bet League Two match between Wrexham and Bradford City at Racecourse Ground on February 10, 2024. (Photo by Ben Roberts Photo/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee makes 83rd-minute penalty save in strong display

Arthur Okonkwo will be disappointed not to have kept a clean sheet after another strong performance and a penalty save for Wrexham on Saturday.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND: Albert Sambi Lokonga of Luton Town celebrates victory at full-time following the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Luton Town at Bramall Lane on December 26, 2023. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

3 Arsenal loanees draw top-tier FA Cup opponents

Arsenal have three loanees still in the FA Cup following the weekend's Round-of-16 draw for the competition.
Arthur Okonkwo with Wrexham AFC (Photo via Wrexham on Twitter)

Phil Parkinson delighted to retain Arsenal’s Okonkwo at Wrexham

Arsenal's Arthur Okonkwo stays at Wrexham for the rest of the season duration
Arthur Okonkwo with Wrexham (Photo via Wrexham on Twitter)

Deadline passes for Arsenal to recall in-form loanee

Arthur Okonkwo will remain at Wrexham until the end of the season, with Arsenal's deadline to recall him now having passed.
Mika Biereth signing for Sturm Graz (Photo via Sturm Graz on Twitter)

Arsenal loan striker with 11 goal contributions this season

Arsenal's Mika Biereth has joined Sturm Graz on loan, after being recalled from Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.
Arthur Okonkwo playing for Wrexham (Photo via Okonkwo on Instagram)

Ben Foster outlines why Arsenal loanee may find this season difficult

Ben Foster has underlined the difficulties of playing for Wrexham, with Arsenal's Arthur Okonkwo performing well for the lower-league side.
SWANSEA, WALES: Charlie Patino of Swansea City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Swansea City and Morecambe at Swansea.com Stadium on January 06, 2024. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)

5 Arsenal loanees involved in FA Cup 4th-round draw

Arsenal are out of the FA Cup, but a number of their loan players remain in the competition ahead of Monday's fourth-round draw.
Arthur Okonkwo playing for Wrexham (Photo via Okonkwo on Instagram)

Nigeria contact Arsenal man over international switch from England

Arsenal goalkeeper and former England u18 international Arthur Okonkwo has indicated a willingness to play for Nigeria, according to a report.
Arthur Okonkwo after signing for Wrexham (Photo via Wrexham on Twitter)

Owners begged to sign Arsenal 22yo

Wrexham fans are desperate for the club to sign Arsenal loanee Arthur Okonkwo on a permanent deal, calling on their owners to make the move happen.
Arthur Okonkwo with Wrexham (Photo via Wrexham on Twitter)

Arsenal send loanee back after recovery from surgery

Arthur Okonkwo is back with Wrexham after his recent injury, looking to continue his strong loan spell from Arsenal.
Arthur Okonkwo after signing for Wrexham (Photo via Wrexham on Twitter)

Manager hopes Arsenal loanee set for all-clear after surgery

Wrexham AFC manager Phil Parkinson is hoping to have Arthur Okonkwo back at the club soon, but he admits it's up to Arsenal.
Omar Rekik plays for Wigan Athletic (Photo via Rekik on Instagram)

Arsenal loanee to face Manchester United after FA Cup draw

Arsenal are set to enter the FA Cup in the third round with a game against Liverpool, and seven of their loanees will also be involved in the competition at the same stage.
Arthur Okonkwo playing for Wrexham (Photo via Okonkwo on Instagram)

Arsenal loanee returns to club for surgery

Arsenal loan goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo is set for surgery on his jaw, though he's only expected to miss weeks rather than months of action.
Arthur Okonkwo with Wrexham AFC (Photo via Wrexham on Twitter)

Concern as in-form Arsenal loanee suffers injury

Arthur Okonkwo suffered an injury to his jaw in Wrexham's draw with Harrogate Town on Tuesday night, but manager Phil Parkinson suggested it wasn't serious.
Arthur Okonkwo playing for Wrexham (Photo via Okonkwo on Instagram)

Arsenal keeper’s 3rd clean sheet in 4 puts loan side in promotion places

Arthur Okonkwo kept his third clean sheet in four games as Wrexham shot up into second place in League Two with a win over Morecambe on Saturday.
Arthur Okonkwo with Wrexham AFC (Photo via Wrexham on Twitter)

Arsenal loanee FA Cup roundup & 2nd-round draws

The first round of the FA Cup took place over the weekend, and six clubs with Arsenal loanees took part in the competition.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Nuno Tavares of Notts Forest looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Nottingham Forest at Etihad Stadium on September 23, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee returns from injury after 1 month out

Nuno Tavares became the first of Arsenal's three injured senior loanees to return to his side's matchday squad over the weekend.
Arthur Okonkwo playing for Wrexham (Photo via Okonkwo on Instagram)

Arsenal goalkeeper impresses again for Ryan Reynold’s club

Arthur Okonkwo kept another clean sheet for Wrexham against Notts County at the weekend, and it was arguably the most important of his loan so far.
Arthur Okonkwo after signing for Wrexham (Photo via Wrexham on Twitter)

Arsenal loanee branded a “cheat code” by rival

Wrexham AFC goalkeeper Mark Howard has called his club rival and Arsenal loanee Arthur Okonkwo a "cheat code".
VALENCIA, SPAIN: Kieran Tierney of Real Sociedad reacts during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Valencia CF and Real Sociedad at Estadio Mestalla on September 27, 2023. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

6 Arsenal loanees feature amid many injury absentees

Just six of Arsenal's loanees played across 13 matches on Saturday, as injuries continue to cause problems for the group.
Real Sociedad's Scottish defender #17 Kieran Tierney fights for the ball with Athletic Bilbao's Spanish midfielder #21 Ander Herrera during the Spanish Liga football match between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club Bilbao at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on September 30, 2023. (Photo by CESAR MANSO/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s loanees hit by injury crisis

Arsenal's batch of senior loanees have faced an injury crisis in the early weeks of the season, and only one of the six is getting regular starts.
CREWE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Arthur Okonkwo of Crewe Alexandra in action during the Sky Bet League Two between Crewe Alexandra and Northampton Town at Mornflake Stadium on August 20, 2022 in Crewe, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee shares manager’s plan for him this season

Arsenal loanee Arthur Okonkwo says it was always the plan to ease him in with Wrexham, following his first league clean sheet in midweek.
CREWE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Arthur Okonkwo of Crewe Alexandra attempts to punch the ball under pressure from Danny Hylton of Crewe Alexand during the Sky Bet League Two between Crewe Alexandra and Northampton Town at Mornflake Stadium on August 20, 2022 in Crewe, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee saves point with PotM performance

Arsenal loanee Arthur Okonkwo emerges as the hero in a goalless draw against Mansfield, earning Wrexham a hard-fought point in their League Two promotion chase.
Arthur Okonkwo after signing for Wrexham (Photo via Wrexham on Twitter)

Arsenal loanee ‘settling well’ after debut

Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson is happy with how Arthur Okonkwo is settling with the club, with the goalkeeper impressing on his debut.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber of Arsenal pose for a photo with the FA Community Shield following The FA Community Shield match between Manchester City against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 06, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal transfer window roundup: All signings, departures and loans

Arsenal have had a busy summer, with significant additions and exits in both the men's and women's teams. This report breaks down all the moves made by the North London club.
CREWE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Arthur Okonkwo of Crewe Alexandra in action during the Sky Bet League Two between Crewe Alexandra and Northampton Town at Mornflake Stadium on August 20, 2022 in Crewe, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Arsenal goalkeeper joins Wrexham on loan

Wrexham have agreed a deadline-day move forĀ  Arthur Okonkwo as the goalkeeper signs on loan.

Arsenal 21yo to leave on permanent deal

21-year-old goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo will be allowed to leave Arsenal on a permanent deal this summer, according to reports.
Arthur Okonkwo celebrating winning the OFB Cup with Sturm Graz (Photo via Okonkwo on Instagram)

Sports director confirms desire to sign Arsenal 21yo

Sturm Graz sports director Andreas Schicker has confirmed that they're in the running to re-sign Arthur Okonkwo on another loan deal.
Arthur Okonkwo playing for Sturm Graz (Photo via Okonkwo on Instagram)

Arsenal have summer decision to make on 2 young talents

Arthur Okonkwo might end up staying at Arsenal to act as their third-choice goalkeeper despite recent exit reports, but Karl Hein is looking to go on loan.
CREWE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Arthur Okonkwo of Crewe Alexandra in action during the Sky Bet League Two between Crewe Alexandra and Northampton Town at Mornflake Stadium on August 20, 2022 in Crewe, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Arsenal 21yos future in the air

Arthur Okonkwo's future remains uncertain as his successful loan spell at Sturm Graz ends, with the Austrian club hoping for his return despite interest from England and Germany.
CREWE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Arthur Okonkwo of Crewe Alexandra in action during the Sky Bet League Two between Crewe Alexandra and Northampton Town at Mornflake Stadium on August 20, 2022 in Crewe, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Clubs line up as Arsenal contemplate impressive 21yo’s future

Arthur Okonkwo's stellar performance on loan sparks global interest, with potential transfers on the horizon for the Arsenal goalkeeper.