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Arsenal youngster set to snub England for Nigeria

Arsenal youngster, Chuba Akpom, is set to commit his international future to Nigeria according to the Independent. 

Although Chuba Akpom has represented England at most youth levels, he is set to join the list of English-born youngster declaring to play for Nigeria. The Arsenal striker has been training with the Nigeria squad in Barnet this week, as part of the Nigerian Football Federation’s (NFF) initiative to recruit the next generation of young players. 

The NFF has been pushing to recruit players for their 2018 World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaigns. Akpom is currently on loan with Brighton and Hove Albion in the Championship and seems likely to join Arsenal teammate and long-term friend, Alex Iwobi in playing for Nigeria. 

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