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After achieving a historic back-to-back promotion in 2 years, Wrexham shocked many by releasing eight players from the squad! According to manager Phil Parkinson, the logic was to make space for incoming signings. Yet, the Red Dragons haven’t made a single transfer to date. Parkinson still remains adamant that difference makers will be signed ‘when the time is right.’ Fortunately for him, Rob McElhenney revealed the club is working to bring back a League Two Hero to STōK Cae Ras.

On the talkSPORT show, McElhenney revealed that it’s likely that goalkeeper 𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐮𝐫 𝐎𝐤𝐨𝐧𝐤𝐰𝐨 returns to Wrexham. The actor said, “We’re talking to Arthur actively right now. We know he wants to come back to Wrexham and we definitely want him. It’s just about working out the right deal that works for everybody.” If the Welsh side wants 𝐎𝐤𝐨𝐧𝐤𝐰𝐨, there is no better time to sign him.

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After playing a pivotal role in Wrexham’s promotion, 𝐎𝐤𝐨𝐧𝐤𝐰𝐨, left for parent club Arsenal. In a shocking move, the Gunners released the talented shot-stopper. Furthermore, last season he was imperious for the Red Dragons and was named in the League Two TOTY. His qualities have caught the eye of coach Phil Parkinson who is keen to bring him back. Surprisingly, one of the Wrexham players is also excited to have Okonkwo back at the club.

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Wrexham targets Arthur Okonkwo for a second spell!

Last season, Okonkwo was the #1 choice between the sticks for Phil Parkinson. This meant the veteran Mark Howard was restricted to just 10 appearances in the previous campaign. Naturally, the return of the former Arsenal man would impact Howard’s chances of playing. But for the 37-year-old, it’s the team above self.

He said, “Okonkwo is an unbelievable talent and has all the attributes to develop more and he will only get better. Personally and for the club it would be great if he returns but ultimately the future is in his own hands.”

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Howard’s comments tie into the familial bond spoken about at Wrexham. Also, a new goalkeeper is a priority for the Red Dragons. Their third-choice goalkeeper, Rob Lainton, was released by the club recently. As a result, heading into League One, Mark Howard is the only goalkeeper left in the squad. Having played very little last campaign, the Englishman won’t be at his competitive best. Hence, the goalkeeping conundrum is something that the team should resolve sooner rather than later.