Oshoala: I couldn't reject childhood club Arsenal

Oshoala: I couldn't reject childhood club Arsenal
Oshoala - New Arsenal signing

by Staff Reporter

Friday Mar 18, 2016. 22:15

Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala has revealed she couldn’t turn down the offer to move to Arsenal having supported them when she was growing up.

“It feels like a dream come true,” she told the Arsenal website. “It was the team I supported when I was small. When I first started playing and watching football, I started supporting Arsenal because I love good football.

“Everyone is happy because it is a very popular club in my country. Having their own player playing for the club is a great thing. Everyone was happy about it - not just my family but football fans around Nigeria."

Arsenal Ladies kick off their season against Birmingham Ladies in the Women’s FA Cup on Sunday, and Oshoala is hoping to make an instant impact.

“I can’t wait for the start of the season to happen,” she said. “I’m really eager for that - I just want to show what we have to the fans.

“When I came here last week, I had a very long conversation with Pedro [Martinez Losa] and he told me the goals of the club, what the club has to offer and what the club is looking to do in the future. I think I’m comfortable and happy with the dream of the club.

“He was talking about the organisation and professionalism of the team. It is getting better each year. The coming years are going to be far better.”

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