Flying Eagles’ Ajayi Shines In Arsenal Trials

Flying Eagles’ Ajayi Shines In Arsenal Trials

Nigeria Under 20 defender Oluwasemilogo Ajayi shone like a million stars for the Arsenal U-21 team in a friendly against Blackburn Rovers.

The towering defender apart from being solid in the defence got a goal for Arsenal in 3-0 thrashing of Rovers at Leigh Sports Village.

The 19-year-old Nigeria star, who is at Arsenal on trials from Charlton Athletic, gave coach Steve Gatting’s Arsenal U-21 side the lead in the 18th minute with a header off Kristoffer Olsson’s cross.

It was certainly the right way for the centre-back to make a positive impression on his potential future employers. It is no secret that Arsenal are short of defenders at this level, although, on this early evidence, Ajayi appears a far more promising prospect than fellow trialist Ramy Bensebaini.

Daniel Boateng and another Nigerian, Chuba Akpom, scored the other goals for Arsenal.

Ajayi featured for Nigeria U-20s at the Toulon International tournament in France earlier this year, but was later dropped for the World Cup party.


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