KOLO TAKES OUT WENGER
Kolo Toure wore the Arsenal jersey for 6 years as he was signed back in 2002 with a fee of €150,000 after a short trial and ever since making his debut with the Premier League club, he was a consistent performer as he made over 25 appearances for Arsenal in every single season.
Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour has revealed what Kolo Toure made during his trial which convinced Arsene Wenger on signing the Ivorian midfielder and according to Parlour, the strategy that Kolo Toure had was to smash some of Arsenal’s key performers with tackles and challenges.
Parlour told talkSPORT: "They rolled the ball into Thierry Henry. Kolo Toure from nowhere smashed him, right from behind, two footed tackle, a terrible tackle.
"Seriously could have been a red card in a normal game. Our best player is on the floor rolling around. Arsene Wenger screams, 'Kolo, what are you doing? Don't tackle, don't tackle!'
"Next minute, ball goes into Dennis Bergkamp. Kolo Toure, exactly the same, two-foots Dennis Bergkamp. We're thinking this is unbelievable.
"The next ball comes in and he makes a great tackle, Kolo Toure, but the ball flips up in the air and Arsene Wenger used to stand right in the middle between the midfield and the forwards and he'd try and look at all the movement.
"The ball's gone up in the air and where did it land? Right at Arsene Wenger's foot. He's two-footed Arsene Wenger! Proper tackle! The lads are thinking this is unbelievable. The trialist has taken out Henry, Bergkamp and Wenger on his trial.
Kolo Toure went on making over 200 appearances for Arsenal during his stay with the Premier League club until he was offloaded to Manchester City for a price tag of €14 million which is a huge profit for the club of Arsene Wenger considering the fact that they signed him for less than €1 million.