On Wednesday it was reported in Nigeria that Arsenal’s forward, Asisat Oshoala, was unhappy with how much she was being paid at Arsenal and was considering leaving the club.
We covered the ‘news’ earlier today, stating that it was just a report but explaining why it might actually be an issue at the club.
Now, the Africa Player of the Year for 2016 has come out to deny the rumours which is great to hear (but still doesn’t address the actual issue of wage inequality in women’s football which the rumour highlighted).
Speaking on her behalf, her media representative, Tobi Onayade, told CompleteSportsNigeria, “Asisat is not leaving Arsenal even if there are offers.
“Her focus is to prove a point at Arsenal this season in England after her slow start.
“At 22 why would she opt for China because of the financial gains now? No, she’s fast becoming a brand that will earn more on and off the pitch.”
Asisat joined Arsenal from Liverpool in 2016. She scored two league goals in 11 appearances last season and is already back at the club as they prepare for the FA WSL Spring Series designed to aid their move from a summer season to a winter one in line with the men’s game.
Arsenal get their Spring Series underway against Notts County Ladies on 23 April at Meadow Park.