I turned down Premier League offers to sign for Wolves, says ex-Arsenal youngster Afobe

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Benik Afobe says he chose Wolves carefully when Arsene Wenger said he could leave Arsenal.

Benik Afobe has revealed he turned down offers from Premier League clubs in January, choosing Wolves instead.

Afobe was in Arsenal's youth set up and a former England under-21 international, who at the start of the season was loaned to MK Dons.

He hit the headlines by scoring twice as they knocked Manchester United out of the League Cup, but it was no fluke. He had scored an incredible 19 goals by time interest began peaking in him in January.

As well as Premier League offers, Afobe could have joined other sides in the Championship, as he explained to Wolves' official website.

He said: "Two Premier League clubs wanted me and about 15 Championship clubs showed an interest as well.

“But I was trying to think clever and moving to the Championship or the Premier League was something I really had to discuss with my family. I spoke to my family and agent and I came to the decision I wanted to come to Wolves.

“I said to my dad I wanted to work hard, get my head down and make a name for myself. I haven’t got a point to prove to Arsenal but I've got a point to prove to myself. I want to get to the Premier League with Wolves."

At Wolves he has been able to go straight into the first team, and the decision has paid off. The 22-year-old has scored five goals and provided three assists in his first six starts.

Afobe believes the Premier League is a realistic goal for Wolves, and if he keeps on scoring it just might be. The club are five points off the play-offs, and face bottom half side Fulham tonight at home in an attempt to stay in touch in the promotion race.

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