Arsenal’s emerging star, Chido Obi-Martin, scored an astonishing ten goals in a dominant 14-3 triumph against Liverpool on Saturday.
While teammates Andre Annous and Max Dowman also contributed to the scoreboard, it was Obi-Martin’s prolific goal-scoring that stole the spotlight, an achievement he proudly shared on social media with a snapshot in the dressing room holding the match ball, along with an emotive caption.
Arsenal academy star scores 10 goals against Liverpool U16s
His exceptional talent has earned Obi-Martin a chance to train with the senior squad, where Mikel Arteta is keeping a keen eye on his progress. Apart from his standout performances in the under-16 category, Obi-Martin has excelled in older age groups, finding the net in under-18 fixtures and featuring in the Premier League 2 and UEFA Youth League.
Internationally, the young talent has represented Denmark’s under-17 team impressively, tallying seven goals in nine matches.
After making his debut in Arsenal’s UEFA Youth League defeat at Sevilla, Denmark U17 Coach Jesper Mikkelsen lauds Obi-Martin’s physical attributes and goal-scoring prowess while noting areas for improvement in team play.
Mikkelsen was quoted by As quoted by Tribal Football: “When you look at ‘Chido’, he doesn’t look like someone who hasn’t turned 16 yet. He has a physique that is really advantageous as a football player. He is big and strong, reasonably agile, and adept at both sticking to the game and creating opportunities himself.
He added: “His greatest characteristic and challenge is that he really wants to score goals. When I say it can also be a disadvantage, I mean that he can sometimes play his own game. He is very searching for chances, where he forgets that you also have to play with the others.”
Despite having eligibility to represent England and Nigeria due to his heritage, Chido Obi-Martin remains undecided on his international allegiance amid interest from both Denmark and England.