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Osimhen: I Spoke With Wenger Before Joining Wolfsburg

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Napoli striker Victor Osimhen admits he could’ve signed for Arsenal as an 18 year-old.

The Nigerian striker, 24, has established himself as one of the best forwards in Europe over recent seasons.

But Osimhen’s career could have gone down a completely different path before he joined Wolfsburg in 2017.

He has now confirmed he held talks with then Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger about joining the club, only to go elsewhere.

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He said: “I spoke with Arsene Wenger after the tournament ended and he wanted me to come to Arsenal.

“I had a lot of options. Barcelona, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and the rest.

Arsenal was a good option but it wasn’t the best at the time. I wanted to start playing as soon as I turned 18.

“I wanted to go to a place where I had time to invest in my game and improve physically. Wolfsburg showed me that possibility,”

This article was updated 2 months ago



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