Nwankwo Kanu names his ideal midfielder for the Gunners

Ex-Super Eagles regular and former Arsenal player, Nwankwo Kanu wants to see his nephew, Nwakali given a chance with the Gunners in the future. 

Nwakali joined the Gunners whilst just 18 in 2016 from Diamond Academy. He signed a five-year deal with the Emirate club where he is yet to make a competitive appearance.

The young Nigerian attacking midfielder spent 2016-17 season on loan at Dutch side MVV Masstricht, scoring three goals in 34 appearances. 

In the following campaign, the Nigerian youngster joined another Dutch team in VVV Venlo which lasted until January this year before another spell at MVV thereafter. 

The now 20-year-old player will spend this season with Portuguese giants Porto on a season-long loan. 

However, Kanu has informed the press that he hopes to see his former club give the hugely talented player a chance to showcase how good he is with the ball. 

Nwakali featured for Nigeria against Atletico Madrid in a World Cup preparatory friendly where he scored a superb goal. He later missed out on the competition proper due to injury which he has hopefully shaken off. 

Under the regular counsel of his uncle Kanu, he has gradually progressed and will soonest break into the Gunners first team. 

The club oversaw the appointment of a new coach after plateauing during the last couple of season under Arsene Wenger which saw them lose out on Champions League competition for the second time in the same number of years. 

Although, the new trainer has had a mixed start to life in the Premiership with particularly difficult matches against Manchester City and Chelsea.

However, they have picked up maximum points in their last two matches against WestHam and Cardiff City. Up next is Rafa Bernitez’s Newcastle. A team that has only one point from available 12. It won’t be a cakewalk but winning for the Gunners is possible.