Shilla Illiasu has revealed how King Faisal bankroller Alhaji Grusah scuppered his dream move to Arsenal.
Illiasu has disclosed that he came close to signing for Arsenal and was keen on making the switch to the London based club.
Arsenal pursued a move for the ex-Ghana international after his fine showing at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Then Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was bent on securing Illiasu's signature and the deal looked realistic until King Faisal bankroller Alhaji Grusah scuppered the move due to his behaviour.
Illiasu later ended up at at Russian outfit Saturn FC.