Alex Iwobi
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal star Alex Iwobi has revealed he could’ve signed for Celtic as a teenager back in 2012 after being told he was free to leave the club.

Iwobi who has become a regular in new manager Unai Emery’s team claims there was a serious interest from Celtic but he decided against making the switch as he battled to make his Arsenal dreams come true.

He told Arsenal’s matchday programme as obtained by Daily Record:

“My situation was weird

“There was three of us at the time and we were basically told ‘stay if you want, or if not you are free to go.”

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“It was up to me and at that moment I went to the Crystal Palace training ground to see them.

“I had offers from Celtic and Southampton as well. Celtic was the main one but I wasn’t ready to go to Scotland. I thought it was best to stay at Arsenal but I have to say it felt weird.

“I was playing for England but I felt maybe I wasn’t rated. My England team-mates and everyone else was getting in my ear saying that Arsenal don’t love me because they weren’t offering me a deal.

“It was hard especially because at school as well everyone was talking about it.”