Arsenal legend Ian Wright says he supports the move of the Premier League side to buy Nigerian winger Henry Onyekuru. The African star has been impressive in the Belgian Jupiler League.
The Gunners want to pay £6.8 million for the services of the 19-year old.
Onyekuru recently found his way into the Nigerian Super Eagles camp after the coach decided to review his performances and allow him. Gernot Rohr has released an initial 25-man list for planned games but after reviewing his credentials with hype building around the player, he was admitted into the camp.
He scored 24 goals in 41 games for a struggling Eupen side this term. He ended up as the joint highest scorer in the Belgian top flight, raising interests in him.
“Remember watching the news when I signed for Arsenal, fans said “why we signing him” good luck to Henry. I found the way to shut them up,” Wright posted online, supporting the move.
Arsenal fans claim manager Arsene Wenger was heading towards relying on unproven talents yet again despite being burnt recently. He faced serious calls for his head after missing the top four spot in the Premier League and losing Champions League football hopes next season.
Wenger led the team to their third FA Cup victory in four years when they defeated Chelsea in the final recently. It seems the little respite calmed things down as the French tactician is expected to remain.
Wenger is supposed to put a succession plan in place. Wright blasted Wenger recently for not having that in motion all this while. He said Arsenal would not get Diego Simeone, and Juve’s Max Allegri. He said he “went ballistic” when the club lost a former player turned coach Patrick Vieira to Man City. He claimed Vieira was learning by managing New York in the MLS with the hope of taking over City soon.