Chidozie Obi-Martin: Danish-Born Nigerian Forward Shines Bright, Scores 11 Goals in Four Matches

Chidozie Obi-Martin: Danish-Born Nigerian Forward Shines Bright, Scores 11 Goals in Four Matches

Robert Abong'o
April 10, 2024 at 10:43 AM
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  • Chidozie Obi-Martin's brace led Arsenal U18's to a 5-3 win over Brighton
  • The Danish-born Nigerian talent has now scored 11 goals in four games
  • The Gunners youngster has been compared to Brazilian Gabriel Jesus

Danish-born Nigerian forward, Chidozie Obi-Martin, showcased his prowess by leading Arsenal to a 5-3 victory over Brighton in the U18 Premier League.

The game played at the Elite Football Performance Centre, saw the Cherries take an early lead, thanks to goals from Joe Belmont and Harry Mills.

However, the Arsenal youth swiftly responded, with Louie Copley and Michal Rosiak levelling the score.

Arsenal U18's Nigerian striker, Chidozie Obi-Martin, in action in a past match. Photo: Arsenal Youth.
Danish-born Nigerian forward, Chidozie Obi-Martin is a goal machine for Arsenal. Photo: Arsenal Youth.
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Obi-Martin then seized the opportunity, netting two goals before halftime, securing a comfortable lead for the young Gunners. Despite Ronnie Gorman's late goal for Brighton, Nigerian talent Andre Annous sealed the win with a strike in the 83rd minute.

The 16-year-old's stellar performance solidified his reputation as a goal-scoring machine, with an impressive 11 in just four games, as reported by All Nigeria Soccer.

His 15 goals in the league this season place him within striking distance of Rhys Murphy's record for most goals by an Arsenal schoolboy in the league.

The Gunners youngster, who has been compared to Gabriel Jesus, has already featured for Denmark’s under-17s but was still eligible to represent either Nigeria or England.

He was born to a Danish mother and a Nigerian father in Copenhagen but grew up in England and recently detailed why he chose to play for Denmark over the Super Eagles or Three Lions,

“It is easier to speak the language because I have lived longer in Denmark, so it just makes better sense. I hope to be able to play in the Danish national team for a long time, so I hope it’s just Denmark," he said as reported by the Daily Post.

Arsenal promote two Nigerian youngsters to first-team

Sports Brief reported that Arsenal included Ethan Nwaneri and Cam'ron Ismail in the first-team squad for their blockbuster Premier League clash against defending champions Manchester City on Sunday, March 31.

Both Nigerian-born youngsters were spotted training with the Gunners' first team and were included in the squad by manager Mikel Arteta, to travel to the Etihad Stadium.

Ismail was not registered on the team's main roster, while Nwaneri signed his first professional deal with the north London club.

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