Nigeria centre-back Godfrey Oboabona gets Arsenal trial

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Arsene Wenger has handed a trial to Nigeria international defender Godfrey Oboabona.

Oboabona has been offered an opportunity to impress during a trial spell at Premier League heavyweights Arsenal.

The 22-year-old caught the eye at the Africa Cup of Nations in January, bringing him to the attention of clubs across Europe.

He played a starring role for Nigeria as they tasted continental glory and it is expected that Oboabona will soon be on the move.

The highly-rated centre-back is currently turning out for the Sunshine Stars, but has jumped at the chance to try and win himself a move to England.

He said: “Arsenal are my favourite club from childhood. It is the club I want to play for.”

While the Gunners would be Oboabona’s preferred destination, he admits he will have a number of options to consider in the summer regardless of how things turn out for him at the Emirates.

He told “I already have offers from the top five leagues in the world. But like you know the transfer window had closed by the time the Nations Cup ended.

“If I want to make any move now then it would be to an African country, and I don’t want such a move when I have offers from Europe.

“So, I would rather wait until the summer and make the right choice instead of rushing into any move.”

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