The 22-year-old was instrumental in his national team’s performance at the African Cup of Nations, and his impressive displays have brought him to the attention of Gunners gaffer Arsene Wenger.
Oboabona currently plies his trade in defence for hometown club Sunshine Stars, an Akure-based football club who finished last season second in the Nigerian Premier League. His time at the club has also seen him win 18 caps so far for his native Nigeria.
Despite success in his homeland, Oboabona appears keen to complete the switch to North London in a deal which could be worth around £1m.
He said: “Arsenal are my favourite club from childhood. It is the club I want to play for.”
The news furthers the growing feeling that Wenger has a desire to shake-up various aspects of his squad in the summer, and with a new keeper also appearing top priority it is clear that the Frenchman wishes to strengthen his lot at the back.
Source: The Sun.