Arsenal youngster wanted by Borussia Dortmund and Ajax verbally commits future to club

The 16-year-old sees his long-term future at Arsenal despite increasing interest from clubs across Europe.
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Arsenal youngster Chido Obi-Martin has committed his long-term future to Arsenal amid interest from Borussia Dortmund and Ajax.

The 16-year-old has made headlines in recent months after scoring ten goals for Arsenal under-16's in a friendly against Liverpool last November, while he more recently scored four goals in a match against Crystal Palace.

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LondonWorld understands Obi Martin, who has trained with Mikel Arteta's first team several times this season, will sign a professional contract when he turns 17 in November this year.

"I would like to stay at Arsenal for a long time. It's a good club, I can feel that I'm getting much better in training," he told

"There are a lot of good people and good coaches, so I'm really happy to be there.

"Maybe I will have to play permanently at U21 from next season. There aren't that many strikers in the squad so it will be a good opportunity for me. 

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"Arsenal is a club that gives young talents the opportunity to play."

Obi-Martin is of Danish and Nigerian descent and was recently praised by Under-18's coach Jack Wilshere for showing "real personality" in games this season.

“I’m proud of the team because, for a striker to score four, he needs his teammates, his midfielders and defenders, but it’s the hardest thing in football and to do it four times as an under-16 in under-18s football takes some real personality."

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