These English football stars are of Nigerian descent. They are also Igbos by tribe. You can tell one tribe by their surname or first team. 1. Eberechi Eze Eze plays as an attacking midfielder for Crystal Palace. He has been one of their star players since he joined from Queens Park Rangers.
The transfer window is currently heating up as several players are leaving their clubs to join new clubs while some players are currently extending their contract at their present club. One player who has joined extended his contract at Arsenal is Kido Taylor-Heart. The young Arsenal player has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal.
One of the golden generations of Arsenal Football clubs had a Nigerian, Nwankwo Kanu. Many other Nigerian footballers have passed through the ranks of this club, and some are currently at the London-based club. 1. Arthur Okonkwo. This 19-year-old is a goalkeeper, and he is 6ft6 (1.98 m)tall.
Despite a feel good factor, there are some places up for grabs in the Nigeria squad. Gernot Rohr needs to consider the best players available for future Super Eagles assignment: so why does the German not look to naturalised foreigners to get the job done? These are players who were born in foreign countries, have not represented their own country at senior level,
Arsenal were the most busy club in the transfer window this summer, they brought in more reinforcements to strengthen their squad. Mikel Arteta already listed his squad for the 2021/22 season and from the list presented we saw some new faces which were not among the summer signings.
Arsenal are having a very busy summer transfer window as they have already announced the signings of two players. Portuguese left back Nuno Tavares has already joined the club for 8 million pounds form Benfica, while Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga has also been announced as a Gunner after being signed from Anderlecht for 17 million pounds.
Arsenal faced Rangers in today's friendly match at Ibrox Stadium, it was Arsenal's second game in the pre season. They already lost 2-1 to Hibernian in their first friendly fixture. Following today's match up, fans came out to react to their player's performance.
Arsenal are preparing to face Rangers in their second pre-season match following their loss to Hibernian FC, so let's take a look at our expected team for the match. Arsenal, as expected in their first pre-season match, made numerous substitutes throughout the match to make sure all the players on the bench got at least a few minutes.
Arsenal's pre-season training program started with a trip to Scotland where they played two matches. The first was a friendly game against Hibernian FC which the Gunners lost with a 2-1 scoreline. Young goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo made a mistake to allow Boyle score from close range, and McKay also headed in from a corner kick to give Hibernian a 2-0 lead, before Emile Smith Rowe grabbed a late goal for the Gunners.
The Gunners and Mikel Arteta are apt to take their forthcoming friendly against Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur very professionally, with only a few exhibitions remaining before the Premier League campaign begins. Even if they're friendly matches or otherwise, they're still London rivalries, so there's some prestige on the line.
About four days ago, Nigerians as well as Arthur Okonkwo himself were happy to have the Nigerian shot-stopper to be officially promoted to the senior team following the commencement of the 2021/2022 season. While we expected things to go on well at the start of the season for him, things took a rather disastrous turn for the shot-stopper as he was seen to cause a blunder against Hibernian in their first pre-season match.
Arsenal got their pre-season fixture list underway with a friendly against Hibernian at Easter Road on Tuesday night where they have lost the match. It was their first game of a three-game trip to Scotland, which will also include a match against Scottish champions Rangers later in the week before returning to the United Kingdom and England.
Arsenal have started their pre-season training tour with a visit to Scotland. The Gunners played tow friendly games against Hibernian FC and Ranges FC. The first game against Hibernian FC resulted in a 2-1 loss , as young goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo made a mistake at the back and McKay headed in a cross to give Hibernian FC a 2-0 lead.
Photo Credit: Sky Sports. Arsenal faced the Scottish side, Hibernian, in a pre-season friendly game on Tuesday 13th July, at the Easter Venue, Scotland. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, gave two under 23 players in Arthur Okonkwo and Harrison Clarke, the chance to be in the starting X1 yesterday.
Arsenal are on the verge of signing 23-year-old England center-back, Ben White from Brighton and Hove Albion, in a deal worth £50m. The defender has been the Gunners priority signing since the opening of the transfer window, and according to reports, the signing is almost complete, with only personal agreements and England EURO 2020 participants' holidays in the way.
Aside from academy graduate, Arthur Okonkwo, who is considered as a third choice goalkeeper, Arsenal currently doesn't have an experienced backup goalkeeper for Bernd Leno. Despite Maty Ryan having a decent show while on loan at the club last season, Arsenal failed to sign him in a permanent deal.
The pre-season tour is underway at Arsenal Football Club. The Gunners played against Hibernian FC yesterday in Scotland, and lost the match by a 2-1 scoreline. Hibernian FC scored from young Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo's mistake at the back and also from a corner kick which was headed in by McKay.
Arsenal football club have lost their first pre-season game. The Gunners have started their pre-season tour in Scotland today (July 13th 2021.) Mikel Arteta side are expected to face Scottish side Hibernian and Rangers later this week. The Gunners lost 1-0 to Hibernian in Edinburgh on Tuesday July 13th.
Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal manager, has stated that he promoted Arthur Okonkwo and Folarin Balogun, both of Nigerian heritage, to his first-team squad because they had enhanced the level of the Gunners' academy. Both Okonkwo and Balogun, according to Arteta, have matured to the point where they can no longer play in the academy, and he has had to make room for them in Arsenal's first team.
As the day 3 of the World Cup Qualifiers draw ever nearer, and Gernot Rohr prepares to announce his 24 man squad for the game against Central African Republic, let’s take a look at those non-Nigerian players abroad, whom if they were Super Eagles' stars would get into Rohr's squad and the reasons why.