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Why Arsenal Coach Has Added Two New Nigerians To His First Team Squad Ahead of Norwich EPL Clash

Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta will this weekend face Norwich in an English Premier League week 4 clash, Arsenal has lost all their first three games and is looking to earn their first 3 points against a Norwich side that is also looking to secure their first EPL point this season.

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Mikel Arteta who will be under pressure to deliver against Norwich believes he is on the right path, even though Arsenal has not gained any point in the EPL, Arteta has said that true Arsenal fans understand what he is doing at the club, going into Saturday's encounter. Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta has decided to reshuffle his team and add new faces to the team, he has promoted two new Nigerian Arsenal academy players, Tim Akinola, and James Olayinka into the Arsenal first-team squad.

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Why has Arteta Added these fresh faces?

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Arsenal may be missing some of their first-team players because they have traveled for the international break for their respective FIFA World Cup qualifier games, they will have to take the coronavirus test and may be subject to a compulsory 14 days quarantine. Players like, Sami Lokonga, and Granit Xhaka will also be missing from the Arsenal first-team squad due to suspension.

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Tim Akinola

Tim Akinola of Arsenal during the Cup match between... News  Photo - Getty Images

Tim Akinola is a 19-year old central midfielder, he is a product of Huddersfield's academy, his development was monitored when he was at Lincoln City where he broke into their first-team squad during an EFL trophy game, Akinola has also been on loan with league two side Mansfield town before joining Arsenal permanently fro his parent club Huddersfield, Akinola has been described to have a good work rate in midfield, and has the ability to win the ball in midfield, he is also a great passer of the ball and could come in handy for Arsenal in the game against Norwich, although he lacks premiership experience.

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James Olayinka

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James Olayinka graduated from the Arsenal academy to sign a professional contract with the club in 2019, he has spent most of his time with the team's U-23 side, he is a skilled midfielder, Olayinka spent the 2020 season on loan with League Two side Northampton, he was sent on loan to gather senior team experience, he helped Northampton secure promotion to league one.

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Arsenal promote two youngsters James Olayinka and Tim Akinola to first-team  squad ahead of Norwich clash this weekend

In October 2020 he was sent on another loan to Southend United, Olayinka ended up spending the whole season at Southend United after the 2020-2021 season, Olayinka returned to Arsenal, he has now been allowed to feature for Arsenal in their EPL game against Norwich on Saturday. Olayinka has been described as a good ball dribbler, who passes the ball accurately, he also knows how to give long passes into the box, and he is very cautious with his tackles. He may come in handy for Arsenal against Norwich since he is an underdog in the mix of things.

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With these new steps coach Mikel Arteta is taking, will he be able to secure all three points for Arsenal against Norwich, and will he be able to redeem this Arsenal team from the abyss which they find themselves?

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