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Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has revealed why Chelsea didn’t sign him after he trialled with the Blues.
According to the 20 year old, Chelsea turned down the opportunity to sign him as a youngster, because the Blues believed he ‘wasn’t big enough’.
“Yeah, I grew up in an area that should be more Crystal Palace than anything else, but I was an Arsenal fan,” Smith Rowe told the Daily Mail.
“My Dad’s a Tottenham fan. My brother’s an Arsenal fan, thankfully, so I followed him!
“I trialled at Chelsea and didn’t get in. Something about me not being big enough, I’ve heard! But Arsenal found out and picked me up.
“They were flexible, too. They knew I lived far away and told me to come in when I could.
“Tottenham showed interest but I stood by Arsenal. They’re my club.”
Will Chelsea regret not signing the 20 year old midfielder?