Time for Toure
The news circulating about Toure has not been the best; too many rumours linking him with a mega-money move to Manchester City, add these rumours with Toure sitting on the bench on several occasions this season and things do not bode well for the Toure’s future at Arsenal.
Things can change over the next few weeks and most Arsenal fans do not wish to see Kolo leave. He plays the game with a smile, apart from the Carling Cup final he does not get involved in any on-field squabbles, but the most endearing aspect of Toure’s game are his free-kick involvement. Whenever we have a free kick, Toure is always urging the kicker to lay the ball off to him for a long range shot, 9 out of 10 of these shots go nowhere near the goal but we all love his persistency and the gullibility of the players to still go along with free-kick option Toure!
Gallas appears to be out injured for the next game or two, giving Toure the opportunity to cement a place alongside Djourou. It will be calamitous if Wenger does not give Toure the chance of re-establishing himself and picks Silvestre instead. Toure must be kept by Arsenal, the likelihood is that Gallas will leave either in January or definitely in the summer, whilst Silvestre is a very short-term option and has not covered himself in glory so far this season.
A partnership of Toure and Djourou needs to be given the chance to flourish, that chance must start on Saturday against Wigan. Djourou will deal with the aggression and height of Heskey, whilst Toure will keep Zakr quiet.