NIGERIA prospect Arthur Okonkwo has joined League Two side, Crewe Alexandra, on loan from Arsenal, the Premier League side have confirmed.

Born in London to Nigerian parents, he is eligible to represent the Super Eagles at the senior level even though he has played for England at U16, U17, and U18 levels.

“Arthur Okonkwo has joined League Two side, Crewe Alexandra, on a season-long loan,” Arsenal’s confirmation statement read on Friday.

“The 20-year-old goalkeeper joined our academy aged eight and has continually impressed throughout the age groups.

“Having been promoted to the first-team at the beginning of last season, Arthur featured in our matchday squad seven times.

“We wish Arthur all the best for his loan spell at Crewe Alexandra and look forward to seeing his continued development.

“The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.”

In their statement, Alexandra said the youngster is arriving to provide competition for their first-choice goalkeeper.