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18 September 2008

Wenger and Kolo wanted me to join Arsenal – Barcelona ace

Barcelona midfielder Toure Yaya has revealed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and his brother Kolo wanted him to join the Gunners this summer.
But the 25-year-old midfielder insists he did not want to leave Barcelona, after only one season at the Spanish giants.
He told RAC-1 Radio: “Both Wenger and my brother told me in the summer that I should join Arsenal, but I told them that I am very happy at Barcelona
Toure is prepared to be patient and wait for his chance to break into the Barcelona team.
He added: “We cannot play with twelve. I am physically fit, but one must respect the coach’s decision. I am a professional and if I am not playing that I must be patient for the good of the team.
“When you pull on a Barça shirt you are representing one of the biggest clubs in the world and you have to win every game.
“The competition is good. We have two very good players for every position and that is crucial when you playing for the best team in the world.
“Now we have to play well and with real spirit. All the players are conscious that this season we have to win something.”
[Source: RAC-1 Radio]