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Arsenal midfielder Kelechi Nwakali will spend next season on loan at Porto.

Nigerian-born Nwakali, 20, joined the Gunners during the summer of 2016.

Speaking to the Porto official website, he said: "My main goal is to develop, improve my qualities and the other aspects I know I need to correct to grow in the way I play," said Nwakali."

Arsenal are also reported to be on the verge of finalising a deal for 16-year-old left-back Joel Lopez from Barcelona.

Gunners head coach Unai Emery is set to take his squad on a pre-season tour of Singapore.

Arsenal fly out on July 22 and will face Europa League holders Atletico Madrid as well as Emery's former club Paris St-Germain as part of the International Champions Cup.