There are lots of rumours flying about suggesting that Arsenal will soon announce a new player, the Zambian international Stoppila Sunzu. It’s a great name for a defender, and he is believed to be a star of the future in his country. According to reports from Zambia, the owner of his current club, TP Mazembe, has told the rest of the team that Sunzu has played his last game for them and is off to the Premier league.
It has been reported this week that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is very keen on signing the 14 year-old Belgian wonderkid Charly Musonda.
The Mirror, the People and the Mail all reported that Wenger had invited the 14 year-old Anderlecht schoolboy to the Emirates this weekend to watch Arsenal beat Man Utd, with the hope of persuading him to join the Gunners Academy.
Musonda is the youngest son of a former Zambia and Anderlecht star, also called Charly Musonda, who currently works as a youth team coach at the Belgian giants. He also has two other sons of 16 and 18, called Lamisha and Tika, who have both recently signed two-year contracts with Anderlecht, but the younger son is claimed to be the most skilful of the trio.
Arsenal are apparently close to signing the the 17 year old Zambian international defender Emmanuel Mbola, but there seems to be some confusion over his contractual status in Africa. It is reported that he was sold by his local club, Mining Rangers, to TP Mazembe (Congo), but has also played for Pyunik Yerevan (from Armenia). He even played in a Champions League match while in Armenia.
Despite being only 17 he has already appeared 20 times for his country and is considered one of the most promising young players in Africa.