Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has revealed how he nearly joined London rivals West Ham.
The Nigeria international broke into the Gunners’ first team last season and hasn’t looked back since, as he has now cemented a place in Arsenal’s starting eleven but it could have all been different, and he could have been turning out for West Ham instead.
“Arsenal and West Ham were interested in me and Chuba [Akpom], so we were training with both clubs for three years,” he told the Express.
“I decided to sign for Arsenal because I supported them back then and I always saw them as the bigger club – no disrespect to West Ham.”
The 20-year old has been impressive so far for Arsene Wenger’s side, as they look to win their first Premier League title in 12 years, as they’re now tied on points with leaders Manchester City, only separated by a single goal.
Meanwhile, Arsenal could be up against Everton in the fight to land highly-rated Hull City’s young defender Josh Tymon.
Arsenal boss Wenger and his Everton counterpart Koeman will make their move for the teenage defender in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mirror.
It is believed both clubs have targeted Tymon, 17, after tracking the Hull-born starlet’s progress with the Tigers development squad this season.
And they had him watched in Hull’s EFL Cup win at Bristol City on Tuesday night, according to the report.