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Kelechi Nwakali, Chuba Akpom Nigerian players resume pre-season with Arsenal

Kelechi Nwakali and Chuba Akpom are expected to be in Arsenal's squad for a pre-season trip to Australia and China.

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Chuba Akpom (second from right) play Chuba Akpom (second from right) has resumed pre-season training at Arsenal (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Nigerian players Kelechi Nwakali and Chuba Akpom have joined parent club Arsenal in preparation for next season.

Nwakali and Apkom were away from the club last season on loan deals, the former at MVV Maastricht in Netherlands and the latter at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Nwakali shared a photo of him and Arsene Wenger after a chat with the coach at his office. “Great chat with the boss today,” the former Golden Eaglets star wrote alongside the photo.

Arsene Wenger and Kelechi Nwakali play Kelechi Nwakali met and discussed his future with Arsene Wenger (Twitter/Kelechi Nwakali)

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He also posted another photo of him and Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista in the gym together.

The 19-year-old is expected to be in Arsenal’s squad for a pre-season trip to Australia and China.

Ahead of next season, he is expected to make another loan move preferable to a club in England.

Kelechi Nwakali and Gabriel Paulista play Kelechi Nwakali shared a photo form Arsenal gym with Paulista (Twitter/Kelechi Nwakali )

 

Akpom was pictured in the gym with the Arsenal first team on Wednesday. The forward has been reportedly told he will be under the close watch of Wenger who will decide what to do with him next season.

Chuba Akpom play Chuba Akpom has gone to five different clubs on loan so far in his Arsenal career (Brighton & Hove Albion )

 

Akpom has gone on loan to five different clubs in his Arsenal career and at 21, Wenger is looking for a long-term arrangement on him.

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