Manchester City’s Kolo Touré has thanked former manager Arsène Wenger for standing up for him after he failed his drug tests and got a six-month ban and said Arsenal will come out stronger from their crisis.
Kolo Touré, who returned to competition this weekend as City’s skipper, had good words for all who were loyal to him during his absence from the game.
“I want to thank two people who have been really important to me – David Dein [ex-Arsenal director] and Mr Wenger. They have been supporting and never let me down.”
Wenger, who brought him from Ivory Coast ten years ago, “is somebody that makes players better”, Touré said. “This guy made me who I am now”.
“I wish him all the best and know he will come out of this strong because he is definitely a top manager.”