Arsenal fans are all saying the same thing about 16-year-old striker wonderkid


Arsenal fans make Mikel Arteta demand after 16-year-old scores 16 goals in five games

The exciting teenager is beginning to catch the eye.

Arsenal fans have hauled pressure on manager Mikel Arteta to hand striker Chido Obi Martin an opportunity in the first team.

The 16-year-old forward has netted a remarkable 16 goals in his last 5 appearances, which included a five-goal haul against West Ham.

Already capped at Under-17 level by Denmark, the teenager is continuing to catch the eye for the Gunners Under-18 side.

Currently managed by Jack Wilshere, Obi Martin joined the club aged 14 after moving from his native country.

Although already representing the same nation as infamous forward Nicklas Bendtner, the youngster is still eligible to play for both Nigeria and England.

Staggeringly, his four goals mark the fourth time he has done so in less than one month of academy football.

Supporters online have already began to cast their opinions, with the future of Eddie Nketiah still up in the air as we approach the summer.

“I rather give him number 14 right now and dusted Nketiah,” wrote one fan via X.

“I’ve seen enough. Sub him on 70th minute vs Wolves,” added another.

“Get this boy to the first team,” said @idowuayodejii.

Arteta's job at Arsenal has been praised by Ratcliffe (Getty)

Arteta’s job at Arsenal has been praised by Ratcliffe (Getty)

Jesper Mikkelsen – coach of the Denmark under-17 team – has also praised the starlet’s ability as of late, insisting his age is merely a benefactor when it comes to his talents.

“When you look at ‘Chido’, he doesn’t look like someone who hasn’t turned 16 yet,” he began.

“First of all, he has the physique that is really advantageous as a football player.

“He is big and strong, but he is also reasonably agile.

“He is good at sticking to the game, but he is actually also good at challenging and dribbling himself.

“So of course, that makes him interesting now here and in the long run, because it is interesting to see how much this physique can carry him forward towards a breakthrough on the big stage,” he added.

“Right now, he is really dominant because of his physique, but I don’t think that is the only reason.

“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.”

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Topics: Fan Reactions, Arsenal, Mikel Arteta

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