“There were many clubs that were interested in me. But my choice was Wolfsburg because I think that my development opportunities are highest here,” Osimhen told Bild.
“If I had gone to Arsenal, for example, I might not have found the route to the first team so quickly. I love football and I have worked hard to get where I am now.”
The 18-year-old has joined Wolfsburg on a three-and-a-half-year deal from Nigerian side Ultimate Strikers Academy in a deal reportedly worth €3.5 million.
Osimhen, who was named CAF’s Youth Player of the Year in 2015, was targeted by Arsenal and had also been linked with moves to Serie A sides Inter and Fiorentina.
But the forward feels a first-team breakthrough is more likely at Wolfsburg than it would have been at the Emirates Stadium.
Osimhen scored 10 goals to help Nigeria to the Under-17 World Cup title in October 2015.