Almost anyone would agree right now that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is a true genius and that he also deserves all the accolades that have been ringing his name all season. The Spanish manager has just taken his City side to their first UEFA Champions League final after knocking out French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in their two-legged semi-final clash.

He and his City team will now face Thomas Tuchel and his Chelsea side in the final after the Blues saw off Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid in the other semi-final fixture. Guardiola, since joining Manchester City in 2016, had never gone beyond the quarter-final stage of the Champions League but he has now breezed past that stage and straight into the final after defeating PSG.


Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given details on Kolo Toure and the trial he had with the Gunners before the Ivorian was signed. Wenger talked about the defender and his bizarre Arsenal trial in an interview with 11freunde.

The former Gunners tactician revealed how he was the recipient of a two-footed challenge from the enthusiasticToure. The ex-Ivorian national team defender had deliveredtwo-footed challenges on key Arsenal players like Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp in his first day at the Gunners training ground before his manager became a victim.

Kolo Toure left some big Arsenal players with the risk of a possible injury as a result of his poor challenge at a time when the Gunners were going for the Premier League title.


The Toure brothers Kolo and Yaya may have ended up playing for different teams in their footballing careers, but nevertheless, they were equally great for their respective sides and are heavily regarded as two successful brothers in the game. Kolo played for Arsenal, Manchester City, and Liverpool in his Premier League Career while his brother Yaya played the majority of his career at Manchester City after leaving Barcelona earlier in his career.

Back in March 2020, Kolo mentioned that while Yaya was more talented than him, he was the more competitive one and had more strength in the pitch. He said Yaya was also very strong but not as strong as he was.

Arsenal legend says Nicolas Pepe looks out of his depth

Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes Nicolas Pepe looks out of his depth since his club-record move to the north London side. The Ivory Coast international joined the Gunners from Lille last year for a club-record fee of more than £70m, but he has failed to meet the expectations with inconsistent performances.
While there are no doubts over his quality, he has not been able to make the impact in the Premier League and most of his standout performances have come in Europe. Speaking on Sky Sports, Merson said that Pepe has yet to convince him and he must start performing against better teams than Molde to change his opinion.

He told: “Nicolas Pepe looks out of his depth and he’s going to have to do it against much better teams than Molde to change my opinion. He let his frustration get the better of him against Leeds and did something silly with the headbutt, because things haven’t been going well for him at Arsenal for months. He came in for £70-odd million. If they’d bought him for £20m nobody would be moaning. But the fee brings pressure, and he’s not been able to handle it.”


Former Liverpool teammates Kolo Toure and MamadouSakho were recently involved in a bizarre reunion in the Premier League. Retired Ivorian international KoloToure is a first team coach at Leicester City these days, while Frenchman MamadouSakho is a player of South London club Crystal Palace. KoloToure and MamadouSakho met during the Premier League clash between hosts Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park some days back. They reunited in a bizarre manner.

One would have expectedMamadouSakho and KoloToure to greet themselves in the usual way, which a pandemic friendly elbow bump but Crystal Palace centre back MamadouSakho had other ideas. He ran up behind KoloToure before wrestling him to the group as he surprised his former teammates at Liverpool.MamadouSakhodisrupted the Leicester City training with his antics. Before he arrived on the scene, the Foxes squad were in a keepy-uppy circle and the players were trying to make KoloToure the fall guy with some difficult passes.


Arsenal legend KoloToure has said that he's more competitive than Yaya Toure, his junior brother. He made this statement during an interview with the BBC earlier this year. KoloToure and Yaya Touremade their mark on Premier League football before they called time on their respective careers. KoloToure was part of the historic Arsenal squad that went a whole season without a single defeat.KoloToure sealed his legendary status with the Gunners during that invincible league campaign during the 2003/04 season after he partnered Sol Campbell at the heart of the defence for the majority of the season.

KoloToure left Arsenal to join Manchester City in July 2009 in a £14m deal and was joined by his brother, Yaya Toure one year later. Yaya Touremoved to Manchester City in the summer of 2010 after he was deemed surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp. The transfer to the Etihad Stadium was a blessing in disguise for Yaya Toure who took his game to a whole new level as a box-to-box midfielder at Manchester City. KoloToure and Yaya Toure were both in the Manchester City squad that ended the club's wait for a league title.

Kolo Toure Can Make Wesley Fofana a Genius

It is the job of the coaches to transfer an ordinary player into a genius. Most of the successful coaches in the world have these kinds of stories in their career where they have spotted a player with immense potential and have made them as gen in the football world. Wesley Fofana is such a young talented player of Ivory Coast who is full of energy and can be the best defender in the world.

Now it is the job of the former Ivory Coast player Kolo Toure to bring the best out of him. The young player debuted for Leicester City which is a club to play in the English Premier League. His first match went excellent for him.

Odsonne Edouard Explains How Toure Helped Him at Celtic

Celtic footballer Odsonne Edouard said how Kolo Toure has helped him. He said that after the first season at Parkhead he was desperate to go back to Paris. But Toure helped him to work hard and kept him focussed on to become the best player.

Mikel Arteta pleased with the recent performances of Nicolas Pepe

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has said that he has been pleased with the performances of Nicolas Pepe since the resumption of the season. The Ivory Coast international has experienced a mixed debut campaign with the north London side but he has still contributed eight goals and eight assists from 36 appearances in all competitions.

ESPN pundit insists Nicolas Pepe needs more time at Arsenal

ESPN pundit Stewart Robson has stressed that Nicolas Pepe can’t be considered as an Arsenal flop judging by his performances during his debut campaign. The Ivory Coast international joined the Gunners in a club-record deal from Lille last summer and he has since contributed four goals and six assists from 24 league outings.