Gunners snubbed by Mirallis
Kevin Mirallis has revealed he turned down Champions League football at Porto and Arsenal to join Everton.
The Belgium international was officially unveiled at the club on Tuesday and at the same time he revealed he had turned down the offer of guaranteed Champions League football at both Porto and Arsenal in order to play more regular football at Everton.
Mirallas, who has scored five goals in 28 appearances for the Belgium national team, was also a target of Liverpool but it was Everton who won the race.
"It wasn't just Arsenal that were after me," the 24-year-old told the Post. "There were other clubs as well. Discussions were fairly well down the line with them.
"Porto were interested and so were one or two other English clubs. But after speaking to my agent, we knew we had made the right choice coming to Everton.
"I was aware that Everton had been following my progress for some time.
"Discussions were at quite an advanced stage with Arsenal. But it was always clear that it was going to be totally down to me to make the decision.
"From the word go I was really impressed by the extent to which the manager wanted me here at Everton.
"He showed a lot of confidence. I was convinced that what was important for me at this stage of my career was to get plenty of time on the field."