Cagliari midfielder Godfred Donsah has revealed that his favourite team is Chelsea and that his idol is former Blues midfielder Michael Essien, denting Arsenal’s hopes of landing the Ghanaian international.
Under Gianfranco Zola’s leadership, the midfielder has impressed with his performances and thus has attracted interest from Premier League clubs. Arsenal have been tracking the player, however they now face fierce competition from rivals Tottenham and Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City.
But, the 18 year-old has put a dent in any hopes Arsenal had of acquiring the midfielder by claiming he was a fan of league leaders Chelsea.
Theteenager said “My mother would give me money every now and then, about €2, to see the games at a local bar.
“That’s how I started supporting Chelsea and my idol Michael Essien. I have his jersey.”