Celtic star Aiden McGeady admits he came close to signing for Arsenal as a kid.

He said: "I always seemed to be down in England. I must have trained with Arsenal 13 times and I was pretty close to signing for them. I liked Manchester United, as well.

"At the time, though, Celtic had a really good youth system and I felt it was best to stay at home. My dad left home at 16 and I wanted to stay in Glasgow. Celtic was the best place for me.

"I was a fan and I felt there was a better chance of playing in the first team. My mum and dad were always there for me, but they made sure it was my decision."