Arsene Wenger has revealed that he believes Kolo Toure is one of his best ever signings at Arsenal.
The Ivorian joined Arsenal in 2002 for a small fee and had a successful time at the club, winning the title in their invincible season but now plays for Arsenal's Saturday opponents, Liverpool.
Wenger told Arsenal.com: “Yes [he is one of my best signings] because he failed tests nearly everywhere; at two French clubs, at a Swiss club and nobody kept him.
"I kept him here after the tests, so he was not good enough for the smaller clubs but he made it in a big club. Maybe that was his luck as well.
“One of the things that convinced me was his sheer enthusiasm for the game and his huge desire to do well. As you know a successful life is about attitude and he had the right attitude and got the opportunity with us.
“I am pleased for him because he came here completely unknown and made a great career,” added Wenger.
Wenger eventually sold the 32-year-old to Manchester City but is full of praise for the centre-back
“He's a boy that's dedicated, has sympathy for everybody, speaks with everybody and loves football passionately so you are happy that he is happy."
Wenger will be hoping that Toure is not so happy come the final whistle on Saturday evening, as he looks to pull out a five-point gap on Toure's Liverpool side.
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