Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi reveals he could have joined another Premier League side

Alex Iwobi reveals that he had the chance to sign for West Ham United before committing to Arsenal

Alex Iwobi has revealed that West Ham were interested in signing him as a youngster.

The midfielder has enjoyed an impressive rise to prominence in the Arsenal first team in recent months after breaking into the side last term.

Iwobi has been a regular fixture in the Arsenal team this season and has already made seven Premier League appearances in the north London club’s nine top-flight games this term.

The 20-year-old has risen through the ranks at The Emirates and has even earned recent praise from Mesut Ozil for his performances in the side.

However, Iwobi has revealed that he could have ended up signing for Arsenal’s Premier League rivals West Ham United before committing his future to the Gunners.

Iwobi is quoted as saying by The Daily Express: “Arsenal and West Ham were interested in me and Chuba [Akpom], so we were training with both clubs for three years.

“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.”

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Arsenal return to Premier League action on Saturday with a trip to Sunderland as they look to return to winning ways following their goalless draw with Middlesbrough last weekend.

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