Arsenal’s rising talent, Chido Obi-Martin, made a profound statement with an outstanding performance, scoring an incredible ten goals in a resounding 14-3 victory against Liverpool, showcasing his prowess as a 15-year-old in the Gunners’ under-16 squad.
The young forward, already making waves within Arsenal’s youth ranks this season, caught the eye of both fans and former Arsenal star Ian Wright.
Wright expressed admiration for Obi-Martin’s abilities, highlighting his impressive physical stature and speed.
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager, recognized Obi-Martin’s potential and recently invited him to train with the first team, acknowledging his remarkable performances.
Beyond his exceptional displays in the under-16 team, Obi-Martin has made a mark in higher age categories, netting three goals in six under-18 appearances and featuring in the Premier League 2 and UEFA Youth League.
Internationally, born in Glostrup, Denmark, Obi-Martin has showcased his talent by scoring seven goals in nine appearances for Denmark’s under-17 squad.
Coach Jesper Mikkelsen praised Obi-Martin’s physical attributes, highlighting his strength, agility, and goal-scoring hunger while acknowledging the need for him to blend better within team dynamics.
Despite being eligible to play for England and Nigeria through his heritage, Obi-Martin remains undecided amidst a potential selection tussle between Denmark and England.
His multifaceted talents and dedication to scoring goals mark him as an exciting prospect with potential on the global stage.
Arsenal performance and stats
In the last 12 games, it has won 8 times, drawn 3 times, and lost once. In its last match, Arsenal won 3-1 against Burnley.
It has a positive goal difference after scoring 26 goals and conceding 10.