Arsenal players recreate Toure brothers chant

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After Arsenal's 4-0 cup win over Aston Villa, celebrations went on long into the night - and not just for the fans.

The Arsenal squad went partying in central London after winning the club's record 12th FA Cup, with reports some of the players were out until 6am.

Players who were there included those with previous clubbing form like Jack Wilshere, as well as those rarely seen on the night scene like Mezut Ozil, and even Danny Welbeck made it out despite carrying an ongoing injury.

But some scenes, caught on camera, have left pundits and fans baffled.

A video has materialised of some team members in Libertine, a club near Oxford Circus, in the wee hours of the morning.  In the video Kieran Gibbs can clearly be seen leading the line in terms of moves, with Mikel Arteta trying to keep up, as the group sing a chant to brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure.

And since then, many have been asking whether this suggests there will be a move to the north London club in the summer for one or even both of the Ivorian players.


Kolo Toure was once a permanent fixture at the Arsenal, as part of the 2004 Invincibles team, forming a long-term partnership with Sol Campbell at the heart of the defence.  He received schooling from stalwarts Martin Keown and David Seaman, and played alongside some of the Gunners' all-time greats while picking up trophies during his time.

In 2009, having had some conflict with William Gallas, and with Wenger's faith clearly in the ex-Chelsea player's camp, Toure transferred to Manchester City. Since then he has moved on to Liverpool, but Gunners fans have never forgotten the defender.

Manchester City's Yaya Toure has played in an Arsenal shirt, however only during youth trials in 2003, and has never been on the club's books despite a period of years where many pointed towards him being a natural replacement for Patrick Viera. He was not picked up after the trial, but was playing as a striker at the time.

Many have suggested, perhaps hopefully, that this chant could suggest that one of these two players may be Highbury-bound in the summer. Yaya Toure has had many suggestions made that this season will be his last at Man City, including his own agent stating it.

Kolo, on the other hand, has just signed a one-year contract extension with Liverpool, so there will be no return to Arsenal just yet.

Both players could have something to offer the Gunners, but perhaps Yaya the most, as Wenger still has found it tough to replace the void in the middle of the field left after Viera and Gilberto.


This isn't the first time the song has appeared randomly. About a year ago, the one-time terrace chant showed up on the streets of Newcastle on a weekend evening.  Apparently the scenes of scores of people in the street singing the song surprised even those taking part in it, and had come about organically with no prior plan.

Some people can even be seen performing dance moves which go along with the chant. Apparently the impromptu spectacle held up traffic in the centre of Newcastle while it went on for 10 minutes, in the early hours of the morning.

And just a few days before the FA Cup Final last weekend, the Liverpool squad were captured on video singing and moving along to the chant during their tour of the Middle East.  The players can be seen getting fully involved in the synchronised dance as well as singing along, clearly led by departing captain Steven Gerrard.

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