Super Eagles youngster Alex Iwobi has revealed that he was close to joining West Ham United before finally settling for Arsenal.
Iwobi has enjoyed an impressive rise to prominence in the Arsenal first team ever since he broke into the side last season.
He has maintained his first team status in the team and has provided three assists so far in this current campaign.
Iwobi also bagged the man of the match award in Arsenal's 3-0 home win against Chelsea.
The 20-year-old however revealed that he could have ended up signing for the Hammers before committing his future to the Gunners.
“Arsenal and West Ham were interested in me and Chuba [Akpom], so we were training with both clubs for three years," Iwobi told The Daily 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."