Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has stated reasons he refused to join Arsenal despite calls from Arsene Wenger for him to team up with the Gunners few years back.
The gangling striker said he was called by the veteran manager to join the Emirates Stadium landlords but had to turn down the offer because he felt it was not the right time.
Osimhen has been in fantastic form for club Napoli and on the verge of winning the Serie A title with them.
The Olusosun – bred footballer has scored 25 goals in 29 games across competitions for Napoli this term, putting the Italian side 19-point ahead at the top of the Serie A table with 11 games left.
Osimhen is wanted by the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea as they look to bolster their attacks ahead of next campaign.
The former Lille striker could have joined the Gunners when he turned 19 and even held talks with then Gunners’ boss, Arsene Wenger.
He said in a recent interview with CentreGoals on Twitter, “I spoke with Arsene Wenger and he wanted me to come to Arsenal but it was not the best option at the time.”
He’s currently the second highest goal scorer in Europe top five leagues with 21 goals from 23 Serie A games, Erling Haaland of Manchester City is first with 28 goals from 26 games.