Nigerian born defender reveals his admiration for Arsenal


Nigerian/Austrian left back David Alaba has declared that he is open to the possibility of playing in Spain or England in future.


The Bayern Munich star also revealed his admiration for boyhood club Arsenal, a team competing in the English Premier League.


Alaba, of Nigerian parentage, was born in Austria and capped at U-17 level by the European country when he was barely 15.


The six-time Austrian Footballer of the Year who also holds the record for being the youngest player to be capped by Austria, is a lover of Nigerian food and music with Wizkid being his favourite musician among many others.

Despite affirming his commitment to Bayern, the Austrian has opened up potentially leaving the club where has made over 300 appearances.

“I can imagine trying something else but I really feel very comfortable at Bayern,” he told Bild.

“Every year there a new challenges and new objectives and the pressure will always be there. I’m happy in Munich but of course I can imagine seeing something else [in the future].”

When asked which leagues would interest the full-back, he replied: “Spain, England. In Spain it would be the two big clubs, I guess? Real or Barcelona. Also the big clubs [in England].”

On growing up an Arsenal supporter, Alaba added: “Yes I was [and Arsenal fan as a child]. When you’ve been Arsenal fan as a kid you will be one your whole life in some way.”

The 26-year-old was born to a Nigerian father from Ogere Remo in Ogun State and a Filipino mother.


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