VENLO, Netherlands -- German forward Lennart Thy will miss a week's training with VVV Venlo and the Dutch side's next league game in order to help a leukemia patient.
The club says Thy, who is on loan from German side Werder Bremen, requested the week off so he can donate blood to enable doctors to generate stem cells that could make a transplant possible for a leukemia patient and possibly save their life.
The 26-year-old Thy found out last week he has a full DNA-match with a particular patient....
Arsenal have sent teenage midfielder Kelechi Nwakali on loan to Dutch club VVV-Venlo for the season.
Nwakali, 19, joined the Gunners last summer but has yet to earn a work permit to play in England and spent last season on loan at Maastricht, for whom he made 30 appearances.
He helped lead Nigeria to the Under-17 World Cup in Chile in 2015, being named the best player of the tournament.
An Arsenal statement said: "We wish Kelechi well for his upcoming season in Holland."
Meanwhile, the Gunners have...
U.S. and Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem will miss the remainder of the Under-20 World Cup after injuring his left knee in a 3-3 draw with Ecuador, U.S. Soccer has announced.
Zelalem started the match against the South Americans but was substituted with the injury in the 34th minute.
Zelalem will consult with the U.S. Soccer and Arsenal medical teams in order to formulate a plan for treatment, according to a statement released by U.S. Soccer.
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Gedion Zelalem has completed a loan move to Dutch second-division club VVV Venlo for the rest of the season, Arsenal have confirmed.
The United States under-23 international, who spent last season at Scottish club Rangers, made two substitute appearances for Arsenal in the EFL Cup this season but has yet to make his way into Arsene Wenger's first-team plans.
The 20-year-old Zelalem, who was born in Germany, had looked close to a move to Borussia Dortmund but instead becomes the latest Arsenal youngster...