Arsenal has signed another Nigerian player, defender Marc Bola, to its team and have handed him a professional contract too. Bola, who is of dual nationalities- England and Nigeria, helped Arsenalâ€™s under-18s to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals this season and is a regular for the clubâ€™s under-21s much to the delight of coach Arsene Wenger who gave the go ahead for the club to sign him.
Arsenal said on itâ€™s official website:
â€œEveryone at Arsenal looks forward to Marcâ€™s continued development at the club.â€ â€œEqually adept on the left or in the heart of defence, the powerful teenager was often called up to the under-21s as cover and he caught the eye with several encouraging performances for Steve Gattingâ€™s side.
â€œThe lively defender has shown plenty of promise so far and will be hoping to continue his development by featuring for the under-21s on a more regular basis this term.â€ Marc Bola tweeted â€œPleased on Signing My First Professional Contract At My Dream Club,â€ he said.
Marc Bola joins a growing list of Nigerians already on the clubâ€™s chequebook. Alex Iwobi, Chuba Akpom, Kelechi Nwakali, Samuel Chukwueze, Asisat Oshoala, Chiori Johnson and Tolaji Bola are the Nigerians currently in Arsenal FC.