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Why I Couldn’t Sign For Arsenal – Vincent Enyeama

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Why I Couldn't Sign For Arsenal - Vincent Enyeama

Former Super Eagles goalie, Vincent Enyeama has revealed reasons he didn’t sign for the Gunners even when an opportunity came Knocking in 2006.

According to the Free Agent, his agent  alerted him on a possible move to the Emirates after the gunners showed interest on him.

“It was after the 2006 Nations Cup and then again around the 2014 World Cup. When I turned them down, that is when they [Arsenal] took David Ospina.

“For me, I was at the stage where I preferred playing even if it was for one of the smallest teams. That is what the agents that were involved told me. That Arsene (Wenger) wanted me but he is not so sure because of my height and things like that. People have their choices and I respect their choices.”

Vincent Enyeama also partook in trials with Bolton Wanderers but wasn’t signed by the former premier league side.

“I am still wondering why I didn’t sign. It was a trial that went so well. They even told me I was going to get jersey number 35. All that was left was just to do the medicals,” he said.

“I was supposed to be number three, because Bolton had two goalkeepers already, with Jussi Jaaskelainen as number one.

“But I don’t regret it because it gave me the opportunity to go to Israel. I am so happy that I went to Israel because it opened doors for me.”

Enyeama has since been without a club ever since parting ways with Lille. The shot stopper Was close to signing for Dijon Last season but unfortunately, the Deal didn’t go through.

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