Kolo Toure admits his relationship with fellow centre half is a mere proffesional one, they are not friends. The odd relationship between the two has been a talking point among Arsenal fans for quite some time but eventually it seemed the two had sorted it out. Now Toure has come up and said he has never got on well with Gallas. He said:
“Many problems occurred and made me want to move on. At the start of the season I didn’t play a lot and I felt that it was the right moment to go. There were some problems between the players but this must remain an internal matter because I’m not the kind of man who creates controversies. I have changed my mind and I hope I will stay at the club. My relationship with William has improved but it’s just a professional relationship. We never got on well together. I’m friends with Johan Djourou, with Emmanuel Eboue, with Gael Clichy but it’s not the same with William. It’s the same within every company, you can’t be friends with everybody.”
I don’t mind as long as they can play well together. We have seen a lot of world class central defence parterships of those who have not been friends. As long as they keep playing the way they have been lately (excluding Juan’s goal!) they can be one of the best pair around. And in my opinion, there was no need for Toure to mention all this. Ok you two aren’t friends. So what?! Just get on with the game. What is the use of mentioning this.
Moving on to Eduardo now who has injured his groin in the match against Roma. So for the second time the Croation international is out for a few days since returning from over a year injured. He is confident Arsenal have what it takes to not only qualify for the Champions League but to even finish higher in the top 3 with all of the injured players coming back:
“What is important is that we are defending well and the performances are coming. There are a lot of great players coming back now – Walcott, Fabregas, Tomas Rosicky and Adebayor – and it will be okay. I think we can be in the top three in the Premier League.”
Have to agree with him. The defensive side of Arsenal has been amazing lately. Clichy has been a weak link but otherwise all of the others have been exceptional. And then Walcott played superbly on his return. Eduardo himself has been terrific. Fabregas and Rosicky are world class and Adebayor can score quite a lot of goals. FA Cup, Champions League and top 3, one can hope for these. The season is starting to end perfectly for Arsenal. Lets hope the form continues and gets us one trophy at least.