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Kolo Toure says player power behind Arsenal exit
Published : 24 Nov 2009 09:34:59
The defender joined Manchester City in the summer and was replaced by Thomas Vermalen. 'I had problems with certain players at Arsenal, especially one, whose name I will not say because I don't want to feed the controversy,' Touré said. Related ArticlesToure: Adebayor reacted to Arsenal insultsToure seals City move'I didn't have much time on the pitch last year because I think there's a player who got the manager believing that he and I had no understanding on the field. That did surprise me.' Many Arsenal fans will assume Toure is referring to William Gallas, Toure's partner in central defence, who was stripped of the captaincy midway through the season after he publicly criticised team-mates. Touré, who arrived at Arsenal in 2002 from Asec Mimosas, added: 'I have never looked to put a spoke in anyone's wheel at all. My wish was to finish my career at Arsenal, but there are always banana skins.' Toure lost his place to Mikael Silvestre midway through last season, and first requested a transfer in January.