In a spectacular display of football prowess, 15-year-old Chido Obi-Martin scored ten goals for Arsenal‘s Under-16s as they beat Liverpool 14-3, highlighting the promising future of Arsenal’s youth system.
Chido Obi-Martin scored 10 goals for Arsenal Under-16s against Liverpool U16s today in a 14-3 win. 💫
Obi-Martin has already trained with Mikel Arteta's first team and is eligible to represent Denmark, England and Nigeria. 🇩🇰 🏴 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/THIkFvT9u7
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley) November 18, 2023
Arsenal teen sensation Chido Obi-Martin dazzles with 10 goals
The game, which ended in a dominant 14-3 victory for Arsenal, showcased the young striker’s exceptional abilities and hinted at a bright future.
Obi-Martin, who has already made appearances for Arsenal at Under-18, 19, and 21 levels, was playing for the Under-16s as the older age groups had no scheduled games this weekend.
His performance not only stole the show but also served as a testament to the depth of talent in Arsenal‘s youth ranks. The teenager celebrated his achievement by posting a picture with the match ball on his Instagram, capturing a moment that many budding footballers dream of.
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The young forward has already caught the attention of Arsenal‘s senior team, having trained with Mikel Arteta‘s first-team squad. This exposure to the top tier of football at such a young age bodes well for his development.
Obi-Martin’s feat comes in the wake of fellow academy player Ethan Nwaneri‘s record-setting debut in the Premier League last season, when he played against Brentford at just 15 years and five months old.
Despite being unable to beat Nwaneri’s record as the youngest ever Premier League player – Obi-Martin turns 16 later this month – his prospects for joining Arteta‘s senior squad appear promising, especially if he continues delivering performances like the one against Liverpool.
Obi-Martin’s international prospects are equally intriguing. Eligible to play for both Denmark and England, he has represented both nations at the Under-16 level and has played for Denmark’s Under-17s.
For Arsenal fans, Obi-Martin’s meteoric rise is a source of excitement and pride. It reinforces the club’s reputation for developing young players capable of competing at the highest levels.