Mikel Arteta wants this Nigerian-born football Guru with him in Arsenal

Posted On 18 Dec 2019
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With Mikel Arteta’s return to Arsenal almost certain, there are reports the Spaniard will raid Manchester City’s backroom and Support team as he looks to hit the ground running at Emirates.

Arteta who is now the front runner for the Managerial position at Arsenal is looking to bring in one of Pep Guardiola’s assistant at City’s Rodolfo Borrell.


The Spaniard is also keen to have Man City talent-spotter Sam Fagbemi join him.


As per Sami Mokbel [Daily Mail] Fagbemi, 25, currently leads City’s youth scouting strategy in the south, working closely with head of academy recruitment and talent.


The City scout has been responsible for a number of southern-based youngsters joining the Etihad academy in recent months, something that has not gone unnoticed by the Gunners.


Fagbemi played a key role in City’s successful moves for Millwall teenagers Sam Edozie, 16, and Darko Gyabi, 15, in the summer.


Josh Wilson-Eshbrand, 16, joined from West Ham and Ben Knight, 17, signed from Ipswich in the summer – two moves that were fronted by Fagbemi.


City’s ability to lure players north from clubs that are closer in proximity to Arsenal came as a frustration to the Gunners, and convinced academy director Per Mertesacker to hasten a significant shake-up of the the club’s youth recruitment personnel.

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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.