Gent and Nigeria striker, Gift Emmanuel Orban has downplayed Arsenal FC winning mentality and would rather play for either of the Manchester clubs or Liverpool in the Premier League.
In an interview with Belgium news platform, Sporza, Orban was quoted to have said “I don’t like Arsenal alone, it’s like they don’t want to win titles. I want to go somewhere where they do.”
What Gift Orban Said On His Current Club and Future Ambition
“I still have a four-year contract here and I am not 0%, but less than 0% on a departure.”
“You have to aim high in life and who says no to a bigger salary? (laughs) Neither do you? But I’m still too young for Saudi Arabia. Playing in a stadium with 3 supporters is not for me.”
Do you know why I will never be afraid even against Real Madrid? Because I’m a child off the street.”
“My parents both had a house – my father in Nigeria, my mother in Togo. I started playing football in the suburbs of Lagos as a little boy.”
Twist on His Quote on Arsenal Ambition With Titles
Sequel to the earlier quote about the Nigerian striker, popular football commentator, Fabrizio Romano, later clarified that Orban was no way referring to the current crop of Arsenal team but those of old when he was much younger.
Quoting him, he clarified thus:
Checked on Gift Orban reported quote about Arsenal. The original author of the news piece from Belgium clarified that Gift “did not talk about the Arsenal of now but the one during his childhood in a jokingly way”.
Profile of Gift Orban
He was born in Nigeria and also of Togolese descent through his mother.
- Date of birth: July 17, 2002
- Age: 20
- Height: 1,78 m
- Player agent: Aneke/PMG
- Current club: KAA Gent, Belgium
- Joined: Jan 31, 2023
- Contract expires: June 30, 2027
In 2022, he was the Norwegian First Division top scorer as well as the Norwegian First Division Young Player of the Year 2022.