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VVV Venlo's Lennart Thy taking time off to help leukemia patient

Lennart Thy of VVV Venlo during the Dutch Eredivisie match against Excelsior Rotterdam.
Werder Bremen loannee Lennart Thy in action for VVV Venlo in the Eredivisie.

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's Kelechi Nwakali joins VVV-Venlo on loan for season

Kelechi Nwakali joined Arsenal in the summer of 2016.

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...