Finally I breathed a sigh of relief when Kolo Toure was named stand in competition. Mr. Wengers decision to hand the respected captain’s armband, which had been on the arms of passionate arsenal heroes such as Tony “Mr. Arsenal” Adams, Patrick Viera and record goal scorer Thierry Henry, to the relatively new William Gallas last season shocked many people and especially must have hurt Kolo Toure.
To me Kolo Toure is the epitome of dedication, a humble, hard working centre back who is not afraid to put his body on the line for the mighty arsenal. It is this and the fact that he has arsenal running through his blood that has endeavoured him to many an Arsenal fan.
Yet he was overlooked by the great one, but like a true gentleman and warrior he got back up and kept doing what he knew best putting in performance after performance. Then when the horrid time of Arsenal’s collapse came, Gallas crumbled and faltered, and coincidently at the same time Kolo Toure was injured. It was only when he returned we started to regain our poise. Then after Gallas was stripped of his captaincy this year, Kolo Toure was again overlooked for the captaincy’s armband as well as being dropped from the starting 11.
This was all too much for him and in a moment of confusion he let his emotions take over him and handed in a transfer request, which he promptly withdrew after really thinking about what he was doing. However in the most unfortunate of circumstances King Kolo regained his throne, and led his warriors to two battling victories over Bolton and Hull respectively, whilst demonstrating the skills and credentials he has for one of the most coveted captain’s armband in football history.
King Kolo is only beginning his statement of intent and over the next few weeks I guarantee you that with him at the helm of our newly fabricated arsenal machine, our title challenge will be rejuvenated and Kolo will show why he should rightly be leader.
Written by Shezerbayor
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