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Kelechi Nwakali Makes Arsenal’s First Team, Gets #25 Jersey

New Arsenal recruit Kelechi Nwakali has been handed the iconic number 25 jersey made popular by former Su­per Eagles star Nwankwo Kanu.
The Gunners have already started yield­ing to the demands of the Nigeria U-20 inter­national, who specially requested for the shirt number after agreeing a five-year deal with the Emirates outfit.
“Arsenal have informed us that Kelechi has been handed the number 25 jersey. He was trying to get that number because of Kanu Nwankwo, so he’s happy they gave it to him, ” said ASJ Academy manager, Ama­jiriaku
Nwakali, who clocked 18 years earlier this month, is still with the Nigeria U20s, and the coaching staff led by Emmanuel Amuneke and the Nigerian Federation will have to give the go-ahead before he travels to London for his official unveiling, according to allni­geriasoccer.com.
“Kelechi is no longer our property, we can’t decide when he’ll travel to London. No one knows the mind of Arsene Wenger, they need him urgently but we want him to play for Nigeria.
“The coach and the Nigeria Football Federation will have to decide,” added Amajiriaku.
Former England U21 star Carl Jen­kinson was handed the number 25 kit by Arsenal last term but did not play competi­tively for the club as he was farmed out on loan to West Ham.

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