Top midfield prospect says ‘no brainer’ to join Arsenal.
In an interview with the Hull Daily Mail, the 20-year-old defensive midfielder explained how he jumped at the chance to join the Gunners as a teenager when he learned of their interest.
“I was 14 when I joined Arsenal. They were my team growing up because my idol was Patrick Vieira. I always watched his game and studied what he did.
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“As soon as I got the nod, and the choice between Manchester United and Arsenal, it was an easy decision. I said ‘Drive me there now!’ as soon as I knew they were interested. It felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“Man United were keen but when you’re 13 and living in London with your parents, it was a no brainer.”