The son of Arsenal legend, Shaun Wright Phillips has revealed that his father Ian Wright wanted him to play for Arsenal.
Recollect that Shaun Wright-Phillips joined Chelsea from Manchester City for £21million in 2005.
Before joining Chelsea, Wright-Phillips claimed there was also interest from Arsenal, but that Arsene Wenger’s uncertainty in only wanting to sign him in January meant he quickly snubbed the option to move to Highbury.
Wright-Phillips told FourFourTwo: ‘They came in for me at the same time as Chelsea, but Arsene Wenger wanted to wait until January. I’ve always been brought up to strike while the iron’s hot, because you never know what’s going to happen a week later.
‘If I’d got injured, I might have missed both opportunities. Dad told me, “Son, of course I’d love it if you played for Arsenal, but we’ve got to take you where you fit best.” We didn’t have to make a choice – Arsene made the decision for us.’