Arsenal complete signing of midfielder Tim Akinola

Arsenal have made their second signing for the U23 squad in as many days, with midfielder Tim Akinola completing his move to the club.

Akinola, who was previously at Huddersfield Town, follows winger George Lewis in joining Arsenal, with former Tottenham Hotspur defender Jonathan Dinzeyi set to follow.

19-year-old Akinola was previously at Lincoln City, where he was on the bench in the EFL Trophy, and has been used on the left wing.

The youngster is eligible to represent both England and Nigeria at international level.


  1. Where will he fit in squad number-wise since all numbers have already been allocated, from A-Z? Will he and the bloke from spurs get lower numbers or allocate one by the loanees vacated ones?

  2. Hey Jeorge, with the Community Shield only a few weeks away and with the prospect of both teams holding back from playing their strongest line ups what chance do you give of Jordi Osei Tutu, Tyreece John Jules and/or James Olayinka possibly being involved in the Arsenal squad?

    1. It’s difficult to tell at the moment as I don’t know who will be available but I think Osei-Tutu has a chance given that he trained with the first-team previously.

  3. Akinola looks like he’s got great instincts, strong tackling ability, good ball control in tight spaces, and a decent eye for a pass. We definitely don’t have anyone with his skill set in the academy right now.

    Jeorge, do you think he’ll complement our contingent of players well? Will he be more successful than the last homegrown player of a similar mould (Coquelin)?.

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