By Frank Ulom
Chido Obi-Martin has become the first player to score 10 goals in a single game.
He is only 15 years old and currently playing for Arsenal FC.
Obi-Martin scored a remarkable 10 goals for Arsenal as they won 14-3 against Liverpool in the under-16 Premier League on Saturday 18th November 2023.
According to Goal, the striker has been playing for the club’s under-18, 19, and 21 sides this season but dropped down as those aforementioned teams were not in action this weekend.
Obi-Martin, who also scored a hat-trick for the under-18s against Southampton this season, is eligible for Denmark and England after representing both countries at youth level. He can also represent Nigeria due to his father’s heritage.
The teenager could feature for Arsenal’s under-21 side against West Brom on December 4; or the under-19s when they take on Lens on November 29, or next Saturday against Derby County’s under-18s.
The rising Arsenal star has signed a scholarship deal with the North London club for next season and has already trained with the first team. The youngster may have an eye on breaking into Mikel Arteta’s elite squad after fellow academy player Ethan Nwaneri became the youngest-ever Premier League player when he came off the bench at Brentford last season at the age of 15 years, five months and 28 days.
Obi-Martin cannot beat that feat but will be dreaming of a first-team debut at some point. He could be the next success story from the club’s much-heralded academy.