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My dad made me SNUB Arsenal, Eagles star reveals

EPL By: Olakunle Brown | 16/04/2017

Iheanacho walks of the pitch with Super Eagles stars

Arsenal is one of the elite clubs in Europe and holding their own in the premier league but for the father of Super Eagles star, Kelechi Iheanacho, they are just not good enough that’s why he insisted his son moved to the Etihad.

The 20-year-old, who completed a move to City in January 2014 enjoyed a remarkable run in the Citizens line-up during the 2015/16 season but things have not turned out well this season under manager, Pep Guardiola.

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“After the tournament, a few European clubs were interested in signing me - Arsenal, Porto and some others and also, of course, Manchester City,” Iheanacho told

“I did not know much about these clubs. I thought I would choose Porto, because I knew many African players had success with the club in the past," he continued.

“I didn’t really believe that I could play at City because they had so many incredible players.

“But my father told me that I should choose City because he believed that I could achieve great things there. So I listened to my father.”