Who is Wrexham goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo, bio, age, parents, brother, Arsenal salary and contrat

Who is Wrexham goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo, bio, age, parents, brother, Arsenal salary and contrat

Here is all you need to know about goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo including his age, career, bio, salary, contract and more 

On Monday night, Blackburn Rovers crushed Wrexham, the loan team of Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo, causing the goalie horror.

Who is Wrexham goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo, bio, age, parents, brother, Arsenal salary and contrat details

With great plaudits for his performances for the promotion challengers, Okonkwo is spending the season at the Racecourse Ground. But in the FA Cup, he committed two crucial mistakes that caused the League Two team to falter in the fourth round.

Before Sam Szmodics’ equaliser shortly after the half-hour mark, Wrexham had taken an unexpected early lead. Then, two minutes later, Okonkwo gave Rovers the advantage. Sam Gallagher outplayed a Wrexham defender to be the first to reach the ball after flicking it down the left channel with skill.

However, Gallagher beat Okonkwo to the ball as he dashed out of his box and rolled a simple finish past the defenceless goalkeeper and into the open net. The BBC Sports commentator, as per The Sun stated:

Two goals in two minutes and a night to forget for Arthur Okonkwo in goal for Wrexham.”

Who is Arthur Okonkwo?

Arthur Chukwuezugo Okonkwo is a British professional football player who was born on September 9, 2001, in London, England. The 22-year-old stands 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) tall.

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A look at Arthur Okonkwo’s career

Okonkwo is currently on loan from Premier League team Arsenal to play goalkeeping for EFL League Two club Wrexham.

Before attending Lindus Park, where he joined the Arsenal Academy in 2009 as an eight-year-old, Okonkwo started his career at Hampstead Academy. While enrolled as a player for the under-15 squad, Okonkwo excelled on the bench during an under-18 Arsenal encounter, demonstrating his rapid rise through the ranks of the Arsenal academy.

He also made his debut at the age of 17 with the Arsenal under-23 team. He became a senior player for Arsenal in early July 2021, wearing number 33 for the starting squad. The 13th of July 2021 marked Okonkwo’s senior team debut. On July 29, 2022, Okonkwo went on a season-long loan to EFL League Two team Crewe Alexandra.

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Okonkwo joined Sturm Graz of the Austrian Bundesliga on loan through the conclusion of the 2023–2024 season on January 16, 2023. After Ben Foster retired, he went on a season-long loan to Wrexham on September 1, 2023.

Talking about his international career, before making his under-18 debut two days before his birthday, Okonkwo represented England at the under-16 and under-17 levels. Because of his ancestry, he is still qualified for Nigeria.

Arthur Okonkwo’s family

Arthur is not the only footballer in his family, his younger brother Brian is a goalkeeper in Arsenal Academy.

Hhis father and mother are from Nigeria and immigrated to England which makes him eligbile to play for Nigeria.

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Arthur Okonkwo’s salary

Arthur Okonkwo’s annual salary for 2023-24 season is reported to be around £80,000.

Arthur Okonkwo signed a 3 year / £240,000 contract with Arsenal F.C., including an annual average salary of £80,000.

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