Nigeria defender Godfrey Oboabona
Nigeria defender Godfrey Oboabona has rubbished reports that he has been approached by English side Arsenal insisting he never criticised the English club’s famous coach Arsene Wenger.
His Nigerian club Sunshine Stars have corroborated his claims insisting Arsenal have never asked them to take the defender on trial.
Widely circulated media reports last week suggested not only did the Nigeria defender turn down the offer of a trial and but he criticised manager Wenger too.
“I never said anything about a highly respected manager like Mr Wenger showing me a lack of respect,” he said. Oboabona also says he was not aware of any invitation for a trial at the Emirates.
“I have had so many text messages, phone calls about it – the rumour that I was invited on trial was not true – I only read about it like everyone else,” he explained to the BBC.
“I’ve always said I will take my time, focus on my development as a player and continue to giv...