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Arsenal star continues to shine on loan and is in contention for best player award

Arsenal star who is currently on loan has continued to impressed for his loan club and is on course to win end of the season players’ award

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On loan Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo secured his 10th league clean sheet of the season for Wrexham last weekend, and is on course to win the Golden Glove award in League Two.

Currently on loan with League Two outfit Wrexham, the Arsenal goalkeeper is enjoying a positive campaign, contributing significantly to his team’s promotion aspirations. Wrexham are currently third in the league, just three points behind the top spot, and Okonkwo remains a consistent starter in the squad week after week.

Despite facing setbacks, including minor surgery on his jaw and a disappointing individual performance in Wrexham’s FA Cup exit to Blackburn Rovers, Okonkwo’s overall strong displays have been the highlight of his loan spell.

In the recent clash against Accrington Stanley, the 22-year-old shot-stopper showcased his skills by making three crucial saves, two high claims, and winning the only aerial duel he contested, contributing significantly to his team’s clean sheet.

Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo

On loan Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo (Image credit: Getty Images)

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With 12 clean sheets in 29 appearances across all competitions for Wrexham, Okonkwo has set his sights on the EFL Golden Glove award. Currently, he trails league leader Christy Pym of Mansfield Town by three clean sheets, despite playing nine games fewer than Pym.

As the regular season still has another 11 games to unfold, Okonkwo remains focused on aiding Wrexham in their promotion quest while simultaneously vying for the Golden Glove to adorn his personal trophy cabinet.

A couple of weeks ago, FIFA granted approval for Okonkwo’s change of nationality, allowing him to play for Nigeria and represent his ancestral homeland. Born on September 9, 2001, in London, England, Okonkwo, with Nigerian roots, started his football journey in the Arsenal youth academy, advancing through the club’s youth system.

Having initially played for England at the youth level, Okonkwo’s switch in nationality now makes him eligible to don the jersey of the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Currently, the Arsenal youth goalkeeper is on loan at Wrexham in the Welsh league.

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