GUNNER STAR Arsenal fans convinced they’ve found ‘next Starboy’ as 16-year-old scores SEVEN including 17-minute hat-trick for U18s

ARSENAL fans are raving about their “next starboy” after a 16-year-old wonderkid bagged SEVEN goals on Saturday.

The Gunners are currently spearheaded by Hale End product Bukayo Saka, but could soon have another Premier League star on their hands.

Arsenal fans have been left brimming with excitement over Chido Martin-Obi

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Arsenal fans have been left brimming with excitement over Chido Martin-ObiCredit: Getty

Chido Obi-Martin kept up his remarkable scoring run for the Gunners’ U18s with a 17-minute hat-trick in a 9-0 victory over Norwich.

The Danish forward took his tally for the Arsenal youngsters to 29, eclipsing the single-season record held by Folarin Balogun.

Obi-Martin has featured for Arsenal’s U21s and dropped down to the U16s earlier in the season, when he netted 10 times in a 14-3 win against Liverpool.

It is understood that the teenager was brought into first-team training sessions by Mikel Arteta earlier in November.

Obi-Martin is eligible for Denmark and England, having represented both countries at youth level.

After playing for the U16s of the two nations, he has only featured for Denmark’s U17s.

Meanwhile, former Arsenal wonderkid Jack Wilshere manages the U18s.

When asked about Obi-Martin’s progress, Wilshere said: “He has improved so much, his hold-up play, back to goal, the way he links, the way he presses as well.

“He wasn’t too keen on pressing but now he is. He’s got energy, good pressing, wins the ball back.”

Obi-Martin’s recent form

The Dane has bagged a remarkable 24 goals across the last seven games.

The youngster started off his high scoring cameos with four goals in Arsenal’s 8-3 victory over Crystal Palace U18s in March.

He then notched four against Fulham and one in the following match up with West Brom.

Before scoring two against Brighton, and FIVE against London rivals West Ham in early April.

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