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Meet Obi, Nigerian-born Arsenal wonderkid who scored 10 goals against Liverpool

Arsenal’s youth sensation, Chidozie Obi-Martin, went viral recently for bagging 10 goals in a single game against Liverpool. Obi-Martin, 15, stole the show for the…

Arsenal’s youth sensation, Chidozie Obi-Martin, went viral recently for bagging 10 goals in a single game against Liverpool.

Obi-Martin, 15, stole the show for the Arsenal U-16s, helping himself to 10 goals in the 14-3 win over the Reds.

The striker is expected to become a future star, and this was the case even before his stunning display.

The question on the lips of many fans is: Who is Chido Obi-Martin?

Daily Trust has therefore dug into the archives to bring you a few things you probably don’t know about the prodigy.

Obi was born on 29 November 2007 in Glostrup, a town located within Copenhagen in Denmark, to a Danish mother and Nigerian father.

He is a Danish footballer but is eligible to play for Nigeria.

He currently plays as a forward for English Premier League side Arsenal.

Having started his career in Denmark with local side Kjøbenhavns Boldklub, Obi moved to England as a child, going on to join the academy of Arsenal at the age of 14.

He progressed through the club’s youth ranks, establishing himself as a prolific goal-scorer, and was promoted to the under-18 side at the age of 15.

In his first start for the under-18 side, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–0 win against Southampton on 23 September 2023, earning comparisons to Nigerian international striker Victor Osimhen in Danish media.

The following month he made his first appearance for the club’s under-21 side, while still 15.

He continued his meteoric rise at Arsenal in early November 2023, being called up by first-team manager Mikel Arteta to join the senior side for training.

The youngster is already 6ft tall and has plenty of pace which is one reason behind his calls for the higher age groups.

Eligible to represent Denmark, England and Nigeria at the international level, Obi made five appearances in late 2022 for Denmark’s under-16 side, before switching allegiance to England and representing them twice at under-16 level in February 2023.

However, in April of the same year, he returned to the Danish under-16 team, scoring twice in three appearances.

His prolific goal-scoring form earned him a call-up to the Danish under-17 side, and he started Denmark’s 2024 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification campaign with two goals in his first three games.

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