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Saturday, 3 August 2013


Nigerian Premier League club - Sunshine Stars says English Premier League side Arsenal have never asked them to take Godfrey Oboabona on trial. 

Media speculation last week suggested not only did the Nigeria defender turn down the offer of a trial and but he criticised manager Arsene Wenger too. 
However, Oboabona has told BBC Sports that all the speculation in the media were untrue.

"I never said anything about a highly respected manager like Mr Wenger showing me a lack of respect." He said.

"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,... My desire is to grow every day, sadly all the things written about Arsenal did not come from me." he explained to the BBC.

The 22-year-old played a big part in Nigeria's victorious 2013 Africa Cup of Nations campaign and was also part of their Confederations Cup squad.

Meanwhile, Sunshine Stars' chairman Mike Idoko also insisted there has been no approach from Arsenal.

"It all began in the media and ends there, if there was any substance to the story, we expect Arsenal would approach his club first. We haven't had any official communication with Arsenal or any Premier League club about [Godfrey] Oboabona." Idoko told BBC Sport.
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