Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, says he still cannot explain reasons why English Premier League side, Arsenal backed out of their earlier interest on him, despite suggestions that Arsene Wenger had repeatedly shown interest in signing him.
Enyeama said during Wednesday’s media parley by the players and officials of the senior national team that featuring for the English Premier League side was one of his career dreams. “Yes it is true (that) Arsenal actually wanted me, but somehow the deal fell through and till now, I can’t explain what really happened”, Enyeama said.
He added: “But that’s life, perhaps it was not meant to be”, the former Enyimba of Aba shot-stopper rued.
“But then, there is nothing I can do about it. It is not entirely in powers to decide so I had to settle for Lille of France which is also in the top (French League)”, further added.
Life may not have been rosy for the former Hapoel Tel Aviv of Israel goalkeeper at Lille but Enyeama remains unfazed.
“It is entirely the coaches business, they know who to use in any given game so I have no grouse against it”, he said.
He went further to reveal that the level of competition in the team bodes well for him as a keeper as he is on top of his game in training and some matches.
Asked to compare the French League 1 and the Israel league, he said even though there are top flight players in Israel, the French league is miles ahead of the Israeli top flight.
Enyeama had a torrid time under former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia on account of discipline.