Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta says he nearly pursued a tennis career
Arsenal star Mikel Arteta says he had to decide at the age of 15 whether to try to become a professional footballer or a tennis player.
The Spaniard was good at both sports as a youngster, and had to decide which sport to pursue.
He said: “I was a really good tennis player when I was young and at some stage, when I was 15, I had to decide whether to become a professional tennis player or football player.
“Hopefully, I made the right decision.”