Nigeria Descent Tim Akinola Joins Middle East Train

Published on: 13 September 2023
Nigeria Descent Tim Akinola Joins Middle East Train
Tim Akinola

Arsenal starlet of Nigeria descent, Tim Akinola has joined Middle East train as he completes switch to Al Bidda Sports Club, 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 Akinola vs Cambridge United
Tim in action for Arsenal's Academy.

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