Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling has revealed he could have signed for Arsenal.
The former Fulham defender was wanted by both Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger five years ago but he opted for the Red Devils ahead of the Gunners in a £10million move.
“That seems a long time ago but there was interest from Arsenal,’ said Smalling on the Sky Sports website.
‘But I’m happy to be where I am now. This year I’ve definitely got more consistency.
‘It’s something I needed to add to my game.”