Kolo Toure sealed his move to Arsenal even after three x-rated tackles on Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Arsene Wenger during his trial.

According to former-Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour, Toure flew into three challenges during his first training session with the Gunners after arriving on trial from Ivory Coast club side ASEC Mimosas.

The defender clearly wasn't shy, and proceed to launch into an ill-timed lunge on the club's start forward, Thierry Henry, shortly after taking to the field.

If that wasn't enough, he followed it up with another horror challenge before capping it with a two-footed attack on Arsene Wenger. Doesn't sound like the best job interview.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Parlour said: "They rolled the ball into Thierry Henry. Kolo Toure from nowhere smashed him, right from behind, two footed tackle, a terrible tackle.

"Seriously could have been a red card in a normal game. Our best player is on the floor rolling around.

"Arsene Wenger screams, 'Kolo, what are you doing? Don't tackle, don't tackle!'

"Next minute, ball goes into Dennis Bergkamp. Kolo Toure, exactly the same, two-foots Dennis Bergkamp.

"We're thinking this is unbelievable.

"The next ball comes in and he makes a great tackle, Kolo Toure, but the ball flips up in the air and Arsene Wenger used to stand right in the middle between the midfield and the forwards and he'd try and look at all the movement.

"The ball's gone up in the air and where did it land? Right at Arsene Wenger's foot. He's two-footed Arsene Wenger! Proper tackle!

"The lads are thinking this is unbelievable. The trialist has taken out Henry, Bergkamp and Wenger on his trial.

"Now Wenger's had to limp off, he's gone back to the medical room so Kolo Toure's nearly crying. He can't believe it. It was his big day at Arsenal and he's took out two of our best players and the manager.

"That afternoon Arsene Wenger's sitting there with a big ice pack on his ankle and I felt sorry for Kolo Toure and I said, 'Boss, I don't think he meant to kick you like that' and he said 'Look at my ankle'.

"I said, 'He didn't mean it, boss' and he said 'I know he didn't mean it. I like his desire. We sign him tomorrow' and that was it, he signed him."

Toure spent seven years at Arsenal, making more than 220 Premier League appearances for the club. But for all that bluster in the trial, he has only been sent off once in his Premier League career.

He won one Premier League title and two FA Cups under Arsene Wenger, before moving to Manchester City in 2009. The 33-year-old remains a fan favourite at the Emirates Stadium - probably for this exactly sort of thing!

So any budding football players out there, there you have it - that's how you impress Arsene Wenger!

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