Friday, March 04, 2011

Arsene Wenger Backs Kolo Toure over Drugs Test Issue

Manchester City center back Kolo Toure has recently been tested positive in a drugs test before City’s FA Cup victory over Aston Villa. Naturally, he was dropped from the squad after it the news of his failure in the drugs test was found out. Now, the Ivory Coast international is facing a maximum two-year suspension.

However, Toure’s former boss at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, has come in his support. Wenger has said all the good things about the player who spent seven seasons at Arsenal before his move to Manchester City in 2009.

Wenger’s support would definitely help him to get out of this serious problem. Actually, the matter is that he mistakenly took his wife’s diet pill without being acknowledged about the presence of illegal substance in the pill.

Wenger said, “He wants to control his weight a little bit because that's where he has some problems and he took the product of his wife. Never trust your wife! That is how he was caught.”

Terming Toure a ‘family man’, the Gunners manager also added, “He is a boy who has a clean life. He's very honest living, always at home, a family man, and I don't suspect him at all to have taken drugs to enhance his performances. I just think it is a mistake by forgetting to ask, "Can I take that?””

It seems that Kolo Toure has got into a very big problem. It is true that he has never been involved in any kind of controversy like many other footballers. Moreover, Wenger’s words of him show the kind of person Toure is and the kind of life he leads.

Considering these factors, City fans are hoping that Kolo Toure would be able to get out of this situation without having to suffer a lot.