Bayern Munich set to snap up Arsenal’s teenage goal machine

Arsenal is poised to lose one of its top youth talents as Bayern Munich closes in on a move for Chido Obi-Martin.

Obi-Martin has been a standout performer in Arsenal’s youth teams, notably scoring ten goals in one game during the last campaign and seven in another U18 match. His remarkable performances have marked him as one of the top young talents in European football.

Despite his impressive record, Obi-Martin is not close to breaking into Arsenal’s first team and has not received the same level of attention as fellow youth player Ethan Nwaneri.

Arsenal expressed their desire to retain him by offering a new contract, but according to a report in The Sun, Obi-Martin has turned it down.

The young striker is looking to leave and is already in talks with Bayern Munich about a summer move to Bavaria. Bayern, known for developing young players, likely offers him a clearer pathway to first-team football, which has been a significant factor in his decision.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Chido Obi-Martin is one of the biggest young talents in English football. He is always in fantastic form and makes the news.

However, the talks with Bayern Munich should worry us because they are capable of winning him over and might succeed in taking him away from London.


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  1. I thought reports said yesterday that he would stay at Arsenal? It would be a big error for Arsenal to let him leave

  2. Arteta does not trust youth and relies on buying players rather than helping make them.

    If Arteta wants to be a cheque book manager then so be it, so long as it yields trophies starting next season.

    Personally, I would enjoy seeing youth being given more opportunities.

  3. Obi is 16 years old and will get chances to play with us (if he stays) and I predict he will make his debut in the first team in the coming season.

  4. Youth players are looking at the experiences of players like Joe Willock, AMN, ESR and Reiss Nelson, and especially Emi Martinez. These are players who committed to Arsenal but end up having to leave to progress their career properly. Obi will get better opportunities to play first team football in a less demanding league if he goes to Germany. He will look at how Gnabry, Sancho and Bellingham thrived and Arsenal only have themselves to blame if he chooses that route

  5. Whether it is true or not one thing is a fact and has not changed. Arteta doesn’t give academy players a chance; not even unused roster spots like Elneny’s and Cedric’s.

    Walters on the bench 20 times, not a single appearance last year.

    Arteta is a checkbook manager through and through; 5 years of evidence he buys players not coaches up academy players.

    That’s fine if it’s his way, but he must deliver trophies with his near billion dollar squad. It’s time for silverware now, or profits from sales to stay within financial limits.

    1. Arteta being a checkbook manager cannot be seen as a choice. You can’t win trophies by nurturing and promoting youth, you can only compete with the winning teams at best, like Wenger did for years. I don’t Arteta has the choice at all, as everyone is expecting Arsenal to win trophies and not just being a top 4 team anymore.

      1. So Walters, or Souza, or Patino could not have filled Elneny and Cedric’s roster spots?

        Not like they played and adding the youngsters would hold us back.

        At least that way they get a good look, opportunities, and a fair trial before we decide to sell.

  6. I think it’s a bit unfortunate really. You can’t garner and nurture youth and still go on to dominate the league with trophies every year.

    It’s a sad truth, trophy winning teams are all bought and academic youth are mere money-making assets to buy players, unless they are the new Messi, Ronaldo or Mbappe.

    1. Daulat, I would just remind you of the manure team of Beckham etc etc.

      As Durand said, Mikel has proven he would rather go down the route of buying established players, than promoting our younger players.

      Now that’s fine, if one just wants to win trophies, as most of our fans want.

      But I have to question the purpose of the state of the art Hales End and the talent that is coming through, if we are not giving such players a chance, after spending so much time and money on the likes of Obi-Martin.

      I’m hoping that we can, at the very least, plan to get some recompense via the contracts signed.

      But if we don’t keep qualifying for the CL and challenging for domestic trophies, I’m of the opinion that it will get harder and harder to attract said top proven players…. along with the support of the owner, who will want to see some kind of return for his support.

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