Tag: Kolo Toure

Kolo Toure played for Arsenal Football Club. The former Ivorian defender joined Arsenal from ASEC Mimosas in 2002 for £150,000. Toure left Arsenal for Manchester City in 2009 for £14m. In total, he made 326 appearances for Arsenal and scored 14 goals. Toure wore the number 5 and number 28 shirts for Arsenal. He was part of the Invincibles squad that won the league without losing a match. Toure was born on March 19, 1981. He is currently a first team coach at Leicester City.

Arsenal undefeated: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's L to R facing camera Jose Antonio Reyes,Robert Pires,Edu and Thierry Henry celebrates winning the 2003/2004 Football Premier League after drawing 2-2 with Tottenham during their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane in north London, 25 April 2004. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Arsenal Invincibles in talks over friendly match

Representatives of the Arsenal Invincibles are in talks over playing a friendly match in 2024 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their title win.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on May 14, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal or Manchester City? Referees DO see a difference

Discover the intriguing pattern of yellow card frequency for footballers who've played for both Manchester City and Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Miguel Azeez of Arsenal warms up prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee returns and joins 1st-team training

Arsenal's Miguel Azeez returns from Wigan loan spell early, joining first-team training amid family conflict with Wigan boss Shaun Maloney.
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - APRIL 15: Miguel Azeez of Arsenal warms up prior to the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Slavia Praha and Arsenal FC at Sinobo Stadium on April 15, 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic. Sporting stadiums around Europe remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Martin Sidorjak/Getty Images)

Arsenal loanee’s dad in heated argument with manager

Arsenal loan star Miguel Azeez has seen limited game time at Wigan Athletic, leading to heated confrontations between Wigan boss Shaun Maloney and Azeez's father.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Kolo Toure, Manager of Wigan Athletic, looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wigan Athletic at The Den on December 10, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Kolo Toure sacked after 9 games with Wigan

Kolo Toure's tenure as Wigan Athletic manager has come to an end, just three months and nine games after he was hired.
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Highly-rated Arsenal 20yo heading to Wigan on loan

Miguel Azeez is heading for a move to Kolo Toure's Wigan Athletic on loan, according to a report.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Kolo Toure, Manager of Wigan Athletic, looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wigan Athletic at The Den on December 10, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Kolo Toure in trouble after just 5 games as Wigan manager

Kolo Toure is still looking for his first win as Wigan manager after losing his fourth game from five at the weekend, conceding four for the third game in a row.
Leicester City's first team coach Kolo Toure warms up the players ahead of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on July 19, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Kolo Toure becomes Wigan Head Coach, brings in former Arsenal u23 head

Kolo Toure has been appointed first team coach at Wigan and has hired former Arsenal u23s head coach, Kevin Betsy, to work alongside him.
CARDIFF, WALES - MAY 21: Patrick Vieira of Arsenal and Roy Keane of Manchester United battle for the ball during the FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester United at The Millennium Stadium on May 21, 2005 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s biggest fallouts: 4 major bust-ups, fights and riots

Arsenal aren't generally known as a club that constantly start brawls, fights and riots, but that just makes the occasions where things do kick off all the more memorable.

Ray Parlour talks about Kolo Touré’s tackle on Arsène Wenger

Back in 2002 Arsenal signed Kolo Touré, and the defender went on to be part of the Gunners' unbeaten league season, but it didn't start out so promisingly.

Celtic’s Jack Aitchison wants to emulate Henry

Celtic youngster Jack Aitchison says he wants to emulate Arsenal's all-time top goalscorer Thierry Henry with the help of former Gunner Kolo Toure.
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Wilshere: Toure, Fabregas and Song were my mentors

Jack Wilshere has said he wants to help young players coming through the Arsenal ranks, just as Kolo Toure, Alex Song and Cesc Fabregas did for him in the past.
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Toure: My willingness to listen is why partnership with Campbell worked

Kolo Toure believes that his willingness to listen while playing alongside Sol Campbell at Arsenal was key to their on-pitch partnership.
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Kolo Toure retires, takes up coaching role at Celtic

Kolo Toure has retired from playing to take up a coaching role at Celtic.
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Kolo Toure: Wenger has done amazing for the club

Ex-Arsenal defender Kolo Toure has backed his old manager Arsene Wenger to succeed in his next two years at the Emirates Stadium.
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Ex-Arsenal defender Kolo Toure lands Ivory Coast coaching role

Kolo Toure has officially been announced as a coach for the Ivory Coast national team.
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OTD Toure hands in transfer request after bust-up with Gallas

On 13 April 2009, Kolo Toure demanded a transfer following a falling out with Arsenal teammate at the time, William Gallas.
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OTD Arsenal sign Kolo Toure from ASEC Mimosas

On this day in 2002, Arsenal signed Kolo Toure from ASEC Mimosas after a short trial.

Kolo Toure likely to become coach at Celtic

Kolo Toure looks set to become a player-coach at Celtic under Brendan Rodgers.

Koscielny: Nobody knew me when I came to Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny has likened his career to former Arsenal defender, Kolo Toure, claiming that no one knew who he was when he first came to north London.
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Monday recap: Boys in the USA, Lacazette update, Inter inquiry + more

Monday saw the Gunners jet off to the USA, as well as more developments in a few transfer stories.

Kolo Toure joins Celtic

Former Gunner, Kolo Toure, has signed for Celtic on a one-year deal.

Infographic: Arsenal’s January signings

Arsenal have made a few decent signings in the winter transfer window.

Kolo Toure hopes daily Arsenal pain helps Liverpool

Kolo Toure is hoping to use the defeat he still thinks about ‘every day’ to spur Liverpool on to Europa League glory. The former Invincible...

Why Kolo is right about Emirates costing Arsenal Premier League

Former Arsenal player, Kolo Toure, has revealed why he believes Arsenal haven't won the league since our historical Invincible season. The Liverpool man is convinced...

Yaya Touré says ‘Invincibles’ will never be emulated

Last weekend Manchester City lost for the first time this season. A 2-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham United cut short incredibly premature suggestions...

Following in the famous fives’ footsteps

Arsenal have handed their new boy, Gabriel, the number five shirt. We take a look at the last four players to wear that shirt.

Sloppy Seconds – The Verdict on Manchester City’s Ex-Gunners

It seems that since moving to our shiny new stadium, Arsenal have gained a bit of a reputation for being a feeder club. It started...