Wigan invite Oman striker Eid Al Farsi to have one-week trial at DW Stadium
13:43 GMT, 2 October 2012
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez will run the rule over Oman international Eid Al Farsi on a one-week trial at the DW Stadium.
The 25-year-old striker impressed Latics chiefs when he scored the country's only goal in their 4-1 defeat to Republic of Ireland at Craven Cottage last month.
Man in the middle: Oman striker Eid Al Farsi (C) will have a one-week trial at Wigan
Al Farsi will travel to the North-West after Oman's World Cup qualifier against Jordan on October 16, where he will link up with compatriot goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.
'We have received an official letter from Wigan to send Eid Al Farsi for a week so that they could evaluate his performance and then decide if they want to hire him or not,' Oman Football Association chairman Sayyid Khalid Al Busaidi told the Times of Oman.
'It’s too early to predict (if he will be successful) that but it is great news for Oman Football.
'We have seen in the past some players were also called for trials by various clubs but I hope Eid could make an impression. I hope he succeeds in it.'
Oman defender Al-Mukhaini arrives at Arsenal for two-day trial
Saad Al-Mukhaini has started his delayed trial spell at Arsenal.
The 24-year-old left back, who plays for Omani top-flight side Fanja
SC and has earned 23 caps for his country since his debut in 2009, was
recommended by former Rangers and Lyon boss Paul Le Guen, who is now the Oman coach.
Impressed: Paul Le Guen
Meanwhile, 16-year-old Le Havre defender Benjamin Mendy has confirmed Arsenal have shown interest in him.