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Nigerian Goalkeeper Brian Okonkwo Signs Arsenal Deal

By Benjamin Abioye



Okonkwo with Arsenal

Flying Eagles-eligible goalkeeper Brian Okonkwo has signed a professional contract with Arsenal FC, just days after his brother Arthur bid farewell to the Emirates.

In an interesting twist, Arsenal parted ways with one Okonkwo only to welcome another. Arthur’s younger brother, Brian, has secured his first professional contract with the Gunners, mirroring his brother’s journey. Arthur recently joined AFC Wrexham, owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

The announcement of Brian’s new contract was made through Arsenal’s official page. Brian expressed his excitement about this significant milestone in his career.

“It’s definitely a proud moment for me and my family,” Brian said. “I’ve worked hard over the last few years to achieve this. It’s a step for me to keep pushing to new heights and get more successful moments like this in the future.”

He continued, “It’s really satisfying. The club have trust in me, which is really important, helping me with my confidence. I’ve been here for nearly eight years, so I’ve made a lot of relationships here, and it’s one of the best clubs in the world.”

Arthur, 22, has permanently joined Wrexham in Wales following the end of his contract with Arsenal. Last season, he was on loan at Wrexham from the Premier League giants, where he gained invaluable experience.

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