‘This feels like a dream come true’

By Lloyd Webb

Asisat Oshoala says it is a “dream come true” to sign for Arsenal Ladies.

The Nigeria international has agreed to join the Gunners after impressing for Liverpool Ladies in the Women’s Super League.

Oshoala says she couldn’t turn down the chance to move to the club, having supported them when she was growing up.

"I can’t wait for the start of the season to happen"

Assisat Oshoala

“It feels like a dream come true,” she told Arsenal Player. “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. Thecoming years are going to be far better.”



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