Arsenal starlet of Nigeria descent, Tim Akinola has joined Middle East train as he completes switch to Al Bidda Sports Club, Nigeriasoccernet.com can confirm.
The 22-year old Arsenal's youngster 22-year-old leaves the Gunners having failed to make a first-team appearance for Mikel Arteta's men.
The midfielder joined the North London club as a pro from Huddersfield Town in August 2020. Before then, Tim was at Lincoln City where he impressed and progressed into their first-team squad in the EFL Trophy. While at Lincoln City, he also spent some time on loan with non-league side Lincoln United.
Tim had a positive first season for our academy, when he made 26 appearances in all competitions during the 2020/2021 campaign. The following season saw Tim go on a short-term loan to Dundee United.
Last season saw Tim feature for National League side, Chesterfield on a season-long loan where he made 31 appearances in all competitions, helping them reach the play-off final at Wembley.
He was invited by the Nigeria U23 for Olympic Games qualification but failed to make a single appearance.
By Olaleye Oluwadamilola