Samuel Chukwueze Says His Major Focus Is on Villarreal and Not Arsenal

Samuel Chukwueze Says His Major Focus Is on Villarreal and Not Arsenal

Ibitoye Shittu
  • Samuel Chukwueze has downplayed speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League
  • The Nigerian winger made it clear he is focused on helping Villarreal to finish the season strongly
  • Chukwueze was in action for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the loss to the visiting Guinea-Bissau

Samuel Chukwueze has finally cleared the air on speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League, with the Nigerian international claiming he is happy to remain in Spain for the time being.

The 23-year-old has been linked with Arsenal since last year, with the Gunners' chiefs said to be preparing to make Villarreal an offer in the summer.

There are reports that Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta wants Chukwueze at the Emirates Stadium as a form of competition for England international, Bukayo Saka.

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Samuel Chukwueze says his major focus is on Villarreal and not Arsenal. Photo by Maria Jose Segovia.
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Chukwueze's goals for Villarreal

The Nigerian star has featured in 26 La Liga games this season for Villarreal and has been able to register four goals.

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His team is currently occupying sixth position on the Spanish league table and are aiming to finish among the top four at the end of the season.

According to the report by Complete Sports, Chukwueze explained that he is not thinking about any other club than Villarreal at this stage.

Chukwueze focused on Villarreal goal

“For now, I’m just focused on Villarreal. Any rumour that you are listening to now, maybe in the future it will happen, but for now, I am a Villarreal player.''

Meanwhile, Chukwueze is expected to play for Nigeria on March 27 in their second tie against Guinea-Bissau.

Chukwueze nets against Getafe

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported on Super Eagles forward, Chukwueze scoring and creating an assist for Villarreal in their 2-1 win over Getafe last month.

This was the Nigerian's 10th goal of the season for his club across all competitions and he was also named 'man of the match' for his impressive outing.

Villarreal went into the game in search of three points to improve their place on the league table but had to fight back from a goal down to claim the win.