Five facts about Arsenal trialist Godfrey Oboabona

Nigeria International

It is being reported that Arsenal are offering a trial to Geoffrey Obabona.

It may be international weekend but Arsenal are apparently keeping themselves busy.

Sky Sports have reported that the Gunners have offered a trial to Nigerian defensive star Godfrey Oboabona, valued at £1 million.

But who is he and what can we tell you about him? Here are five facts...

1) Oboabona is a 22-year-old centre-back who plays his club football in Nigeria with Sunshine Stars, where he is captain.

2) He has 18 international caps for Nigeria, and was part of their successful African Nations Cup winning team earlier this year.

3) He says he grew up an Arsenal fan, and would choose to play for the Gunners over any other team.

4) His former Sunshine Stars manager Gbenga Ogunbote has praised his versatility, stating he has played him in every defensive position, in midfield and even as a striker.

5) After helping a clean sheet against Ivory Coast at the AFCON, Oboabona said Didier Drogba patted him on the head and said 'great job' - With the Chelsea ace unable to find a way past him, along with Arsenal star Gervinho.

Have you seen Oboaboba in action? Would he be a good signing for Arsenal?

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