Kolo Toure Remembers his Slide Tackle on Wenger ‘that slide tackle changed my career’

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The former Arsenal and Ivory Coast defender recalls one of the funniest moments of his career, might have been one of the biggest moments also and the making of a star of the Premier League.

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“I spent two weeks there and, as you know, I put that tackle in on Arsene Wenger,” Toure told FourFourTwo.

“But, you know, I think that slide tackle changed my career.

“It showed the manager just how much I wanted to be successful, and how much I wanted to become a professional footballer. That’s how he took it. All the players were laughing and I was in shock.

“I thought they were going to get rid of me there and then but Arsene is an intelligent guy.

“He only saw a young African boy who was keen to impress him, and gave me that opportunity to express myself and show what I was capable of doing.”

Ray Parlour remembered the moment also

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