Nigerian Native Arthur Okonkwo Completes move to Sturm Graz on loan from Arsenal

Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo has linked up with Austrian club, Sturm Graz for the remainder of the season.

The 21-year-old who remains eligible for Nigeria through his family descent, was recently recalled from his loan spell at League Two side Crewe Alexandra after making 26 appearances and keeping 10 clean sheets for the club based in the town of Crewe, Cheshire.

The young goalie wore the captain’s armband for their FA Cup second-round defeat to Barnsley in November.

The former England U-18 international has risen through the youth ranks at Arsenal, but he is yet to make his competitive first-team debut for Mikel Arteta’s side.

He signed a senior contract with Arsenal in early July 2021, donning the number 33 for the first team. Okonkwo made his senior team debut on 13 July 2021, against Hibernian in a friendly, misjudging a back pass from Arsenal teammate Cedric Soares, to grant Martin Boyle a tap-in, in a 2–1 loss to Hibernian.

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