Arthur Okonkwo (born 9 September 2001) is an English professional footballer who plays for Arsenal FC as a goalkeeper. Okonkwo was born in London, England.
Early Life and Career
Raised in London, England, Arthur began his career with Hampstead Academy and then with a youth club called Lindus Park before joining Arsenal. In season 2018/2019 he made his debut for Arsenal under-18s against Leicester City F.C under-18s and kept a clean sheet in the match. Arthur turned professional in September 2018.
Arthur made 14 appearances for Arsenal under-18s in season 2019/2020, with seven clean sheets and 12 goals conceded.
In 2019, he was selected as the Arsenal first-team squad member ahead of the second leg Europa League quarter-final against Napoli F.C. Later that year, he started to train with the Arsenal first-team squad by the request of U23 team manager, Freddie Ljungberg. He is now the number 76 of Arsenal’s First team squad in the 2019/2020 season.
On 9 July 2021, Arthur Okonkwo signed his first Arsenal first-team contract with the Gurners.
He captioned on his Instagram handle;
Proud to have signed a new 3 year contract with the Club I love. My home is Arsenal See you all soon
Arthur Okonkwo on Instagram
He has represented England at under-16, under-17, and under-18 levels.
On 9 July 2018, Arthur made his England under-18 team debut at the age of 16 against Russia U18. Arthur has now made four appearances for England at the under-18 level.
Okonkwo is of Nigerian descent, so he’s also eligible to represent the Nigeria national football team as both his parents are from Nigeria.
Wife or Girlfriend
As of 2021 Arthur Okonkwo is not yet married and is single.
Arthur Okonkwo’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated at $790, 000 (net worth estimated in 2021).