Tag: Kelechi Nwakali

Kelechi Nwakali (R) contests an aerial duel with Eden Hazard (Photo via Bola.com)

Former Gunner starts against Real Madrid: Arsenal have buy-back clause

Kelechi Nwakali made his first La Liga start for SD Huesca on Saturday, against a team you might have heard of before - Real Madrid.
Kelechi Nwakali in training with SD Huesca (Photo via Instagram)

Former Gunner makes 1st squad appearance following Arsenal transfer

Kelechi Nwakali made the SD Huesca squad on Friday, for the first time since his summer transfer from Arsenal.
Kelechi Nwakali in training with SD Huesca (Photo via Instagram)

SD Huesca plan to integrate ex-Arsenal Nwakali into first team after sorting work permit

Kelechi Nwakali has his work permit sorted and is in full training with the SD Huesca squad, with the plan to integrate him into the first team this season.
Kelechi Nwakali scoring a free-kick for the Nigeria u23s (Photo via CAF)

Video: Kelechi Nwakali scores free-kick for Nigeria u23s

Kelechi Nwakali scored for the Nigeria u23s to give them a 3-1 win over Zambia in their Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Why Kelechi Nwakali hasn’t featured for SD Huesca since leaving Arsenal

Kelechi Nwakali is yet to feature for SD Huesca this season, which he explains is due to the paperwork required to formalise his transfer.
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Sold by Arsenal but with a buy-back: 21-year-old targeting international midfield vacancy

Kelechi Nwakali isn't letting his Arsenal departure dent his self-confidence and the 21-year-old, who has a buy-back in his contract, is targeting the senior Nigeria squad.

21-year-old confirms Arsenal buy-back option, still hopes to return

Kelechi Nwakali has confirmed that Arsenal do indeed have a buy-back option in his contract and he is hoping to do enough to convince them to activate it.
Kelechi Nwakali (Photo via Instagram / Nwakali25)

Official: Kelechi Nwakali leaves Arsenal for SD Huesca

Kelechi Nwakali has left Arsenal on a permanent deal, joining Spanish side SD Huesca.
Kelechi Nwakali (Photo via Instagram / Nwakali25)

Arsenal midfielder's brother confirms he's moving to Spanish club on deadline day

Kelechi Nwakali will leave Arsenal for SD Huesca on deadline day, according to his brother.
Kelechi Nwakali (Photo via Instagram / Nwakali25)

Arsenal midfielder talks with Spanish side confirmed after initial denial

Kelechi Nwakali IS in talks with SD Huesca over a move to Spain according to his brother/agent who just last week said there was no truth to the rumours at all.
Kelechi Nwakali (Photo via Instagram / Nwakali25)

Arsenal midfielder hints at transfer after his brother confirms summer move

Kelechi Nwakali has hinted at a transfer on Instagram, after his brother confirmed he'd be leaving Arsenal on loan or permanently this summer.

Agent denies midfielder has left Arsenal but says he 'will' this summer

Kelechi Nwakali's agent has denied the player has agreed to leave Arsenal for SD Huesca but has admitted the player will leave this summer, whether on loan or permanently.

Highly-rated Arsenal youngster to be released despite having 2 years left on contract?

Arsenal reportedly look set to release Kelechi Nwakali for free with SD Huesca looking likely to pick up the player.
Kelechi Nwakali in the new Arsenal home shirt (Photo via Instagram / Nwakali25)

2 returning Arsenal loanees photographed in new kit: Set to get a chance?

Reiss Nelson and Kelechi Nwakali have been posing in the new Adidas Arsenal kits ahead of the 2019/20 season, after returning from their respective loan spells.
Emi Martinez makes save for Reading against Aston Villa (Photo via Twitter / EmiMartinezz1)

From Reiss Nelson to Emi Martinez: Arsenal loan ratings for 2018/19

With the season coming to a close, let's have a look at how all of Arsenal's loanees have done in 2018/19.

Arsenal star stuck in Nigeria: Can't return to club

Arsenal midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has been stuck in Nigeria for a month, unable to return to his loan club in Portugal, ever since he featured for the Nigeria u23s in March.
Villarreal's Nigerian midfielder Samuel Chukwueze and Zenit St. Petersburg's Argentine forward Sebastian Driussi vie for the ball during the Europa League round of 16 first leg football match between FC Zenit and Villarreal CF in Saint Petersburg on March 7, 2019. (Photo by Olga MALTSEVA / AFP / Getty Images)

Villarreal goalscorer vs Barcelona was meant to join Arsenal: Here's why deal collapsed

With a goal and an assist against Barcelona on Tuesday, Samuel Chukwueze is catching the eye in Spain, but he almost ended up playing his football in North London back in 2016.
HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 07: Martin Caceres #22 of Uruguay argues with referee Ismael Elfath after a penaltyb kick was given to Mexico in the first half during the International Friendly match between Mexico and Uruguay at NRG Stadium on September 7, 2018 in Houston, United States. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Arsenal international round-up so far: 14 appearances, 6 goals, 3 assists

After the first few days of the international break, let's have a look at how Arsenal's senior and youth stars are doing so far.
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Arsenal loanee receives national call-up

Kelechi Nwakali has received a call-up for the upcoming u23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya next week, putting him in contention to make his debut for the side.

Club reject their purchase option for Arsenal loanee: He'll return this summer

FC Porto have informed Arsenal that they don't plan to sign Kelechi Nwakali on a permanent deal this summer, according to a report.
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 08: Reiss Nelson of Hoffenheim (L) fights for the ball with Maximilian Arnold of Wolfsburg during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Volkswagen Arena on December 8, 2018 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Selim Sudheimer/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bielik to Nelson: Arsenal loanee player ratings for 2018/19 so far

Six months into the season, let's have a look at how each of Arsenal's loanees is doing so far.

Arsenal midfielder demands more playing time

Arsenal’s Kelechi Nwakali is demanding more playing time with Porto’s B side after only amassing 603 minutes this season.
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 08: Reiss Nelson of Hoffenheim (L) fights for the ball with Maximilian Arnold of Wolfsburg during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Volkswagen Arena on December 8, 2018 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Selim Sudheimer/Bongarts/Getty Images)

From Asano to Nelson: Arsenal loanee player ratings for 2018/19 so far

Four months into the season, Arsenal's loanees have had time to settle at their temporary clubs, so let's have a look at how each of them is doing.
Reiss Nelson for Hoffenheim via Twitter

From Nelson to Nwakali: Arsenal loanee player ratings for 2018/19 so far

A few months into the season, Arsenal's loanees have had a bit of time to settle at their temporary clubs, so let's have a look at how each of them is doing.

Worrying signs as Arsenal loan duo start 1 match in over a month

Takuma Asano and Kelechi Nwakali are struggling to get games with their temporary clubs at the moment, leading to more questions over Arsenal's loan system.

Video: Arsenal loanee wows fans with eye-catching double save

Matt Macey made an impressive double save as one of two Arsenal loanees to feature over the weekend, but both were on the losing side on this occasion.

Arsenal midfielder makes senior international debut

Kelechi Nwakali made his official debut for the Nigeria senior side on Tuesday, taking part in a 2-1 win over Liberia.

Arsenal insert surprising clause in Nigerian’s contract

Arsenal apparently inserted a ‘mandatory purchase’ clause in Kelechi Nwakali’s loan deal with Porto in what seems a surprising bit of news coming out of Portugal.

Arsenal legend calls for club to 'open the door' to promising young star

Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu hopes that his former club will give on-loan Nigerian youngster Kelechi Nwakali a chance with his parent club at some stage.
DUBLIN, IRELAND - AUGUST 01: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal and Alvaro Morata of Chelsea during the Pre-season friendly International Champions Cup game between Arsenal and Chelsea at Aviva stadium on August 1, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Arsenal new signing called up for his country for upcoming international break

Sokratis Papastathopoulos has joined a growing list of Arsenal stars called up for the upcoming international break, as the first of the dreaded weekends without Premier League football draws nearer.

Arsenal youngster reacts to receiving his first senior international call up

Kelechi Nwakali is pleased to have received his first official senior call up for Nigeria, after he was named in the squad to face Seychelles next week.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 12: Krystain Bielik during the Arsenal Training Session at at Koragah Oval on July 12, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal 20-year-old catches the eye playing in new position: Loan watch

All six Arsenal loanees featured for their temporary clubs over the weekend, to varying degrees of success.

Award-winning 20-year-old Nigerian keen to start Arsenal career

Kelechi Nwakali still has his eyes firmly fixed on obtaining a work permit that will allow him to play for Arsenal.

Official: Arsenal midfielder deal done, 20-year-old hopes to ‘evolve’ with move

Kelechi Nwakali finally completed his loan move to Porto and the midfielder is hoping that it will help him ‘evolve as a player’.

Agent confirms Arsenal midfielder is set for medical ahead of summer move

Kelechi Nwakali's brother and agent, Allwell, has confirmed to the media that the Arsenal midfielder is set for a medical with FC Porto, ahead of his loan move.

Arsenal midfielder gives transfer update amid 'done deal' reports

Kelechi Nwakali has denied reports that he's joining Dutch first division side NAC Breda, with his future seemingly still up in the air, despite earlier claims that a move to FC Porto was a done deal.

Agent of Arsenal talent confirms transfer to top European club

Kelechi Nwakali's agent has confirmed the midfielder will spend the 2018/19 season on loan at FC Porto, but reveals Arsenal rejected the Portuguese club's request for an option-to-buy in the deal.

Arsenal youngster in advanced talks over move to FC Porto: Personal terms agreed

Arsenal and FC Porto are in talks over a loan move for Kelechi Nwakali, according to reports in the player's home country of Nigeria.

National coach: I don't regret leaving Arsenal man out of World Cup squad

Gernot Rohr insists he has 'no regrets' about leaving the likes of Kelechi Nwakali out of his World Cup squad, despite the 19-year-old's impressive performance against Atletico Madrid.

FIFA say 'no!' to Arsenal man going to World Cup

Kelechi Nwakali can't travel with his country to the World Cup this summer, despite calls for him to go after an impressive performance against Atletico Madrid.