Arsenal youth duo to report for preseason training
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Arsenal youth duo to report for preseason training

Arsenal youth duo to report for preseason training

25 Jun 2019, 16:40

​Talented England youth internationals of Nigerian parentage Miguel Azeez and Arthur Okonkwo will report for pre-season training at Arsenal on Monday, July 1.

The two teenagers will be hoping to catch the eye of first-team manager Unai Emery during the pre-season preparations as they aim to earn spots in the traveling party to the United States. 

Last season, Azeez was impressive for Arsenal U18s despite being a schoolboy, having a hand in four goals from his eight appearances in the U18 Premier League. 

As exclusively reported by this website earlier, the 16-year-old has agreed to a scholarship which will be activated on July 1, 2019.

The central midfielder started all of the Young Lions matches at last month's U17 Euro Championship in the Republic of Ireland. 

Goalkeeper Okonkwo has brighter chances of making the roster for the tour of United States as he trained with the first team several times last season and caught the eye in the tail end of the campaign with three clean sheets in his last four games. 

The 17-year-old was on England U18 duty in June and was unbeaten as the Young Lions recorded wins against Russia and Mexico.

Read more: AFCON 2019: Rohr relegates Uzoho to No 3 as Ezenwa may man post against Guinea



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