Promising Arsenal attacker Bukayo Saka has revealed he stalled a move to join local rivals Chelsea during the early stages of his career.
The young talent was spotlighted in Arsenal Europa League clash against Qarabag on Thursday night.
Arsenal managed to scrape past the Azerbaijan outfit, putting just one goal past them, though they had already sealed their qualification for the Europa League knock out stages.
Saka showed flickers of impressive displays, earning himself some credits by news outlets.
The Ealing native, who just turned 17 few weeks ago is one of Arsenal’s hottest academy prospects.
And his most striking feature is his huge knack for driving forward. It’s hard not picking him out going for the challenge against opponents.
The 17-year-old could have landed in some other club other than Arsenal. Saka admitted he had interests flooding in from Premier League clubs who were hugely keen on his services.
The youngster made the spotlight when he played at a tender age of seven for then club Greenford Celtic, and his showoffs caught the eye.
Chelsea were among outfits credited with an interest in Saka, but he blew them off to sign for the Gunners instead, saying he had admired the Gunners style of football.
I had invitations from Spurs, Chelsea, Fulham and Watford but the only choice was ArsenaI. I enjoyed the way that Arsenal played so the choice was easy for me.