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Ex-Arsenal prospect Nico Yennaris named in China squad

Former Arsenal prospect Nico Yennaris has been named in China's squad for the first time.

Alongside Brazilian-born pair Elkeson and Aloisio, the Chinese Football Association has selected three naturalised players in the senior international side for the first time.

Yennaris, born in England but with a Chinese mother, had his Chinese citizenship accepted before making his debut last year, reports The Sun.

He progressed through the academy for Arsenal before joining Brentford in 2014.

He now plays for Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan.

China are set to play two friendly matches against CSL teams Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG.


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