On Saturday, Leicester City handed Arsenal a bad hand, and Manchester City made quick work of the Foxes to put pressure back on the Gunners in the title chase.Prior to halftime, goals from John Stones and Erling Haaland gave Pep Guardiola’s rivals a commanding lead, allowing the coach to rest some of his first-team players. Kelechi Iheanacho, a former City forward, managed a comeback for the guests, but it wasn’t enough.
Kane’s early devotion to Arsenal
Although Harry Kane is now undeniably a Tottenham Hotspur fan, he once had a burning desire to play for Arsenal. It’s been said that 12-year-old Kane was even willing to play goal for the team.
Former assistant academy manager for the Gunners Roy Massey told Mirror Football, ‘When I see Harry now, I can’t help but to remember back to when he was a starry-eyed 12-year-old, sat with his mum and dad in my office while I told him he wasn’t quite up to the standard we were looking for’. “Telling the boys that Arsenal was letting them go was the hardest part of the job,” the employee said.
“The next thing, Harry’s dad came back in and told me he now wants to be a custodian, and I thought the least I could do was send him to work with our ‘keeper coach Alex Welch,” said Harry’s father.
“Alex was one of the greatest in the industry, and after only a few sessions he told me ‘Roy, the lad is never going to make the grade in goal’ so this time Harry had to move on. I am aware of his suffering. Because they are unable to move past their disappointment, some boys are lost to the game permanently.
Martin Keown, a former Arsenal defender, remembered a day when police attempted to detain two Gunners players. The pundit, a member of numerous championship teams, described the dramatic circumstances surrounding a league match versus Coventry City in Arsene Wenger’s first season in charge.
At halftime, [Arsenal managing director] Ken Friar entered and announced that “there is a problem,” according to Keown, who spoke with talkSPORT. “Two Arsenal players are wanted by police,”
“So the boss (Wenger) said, ‘Ken, sort it out, ridiculous.’ I think a couple of our players got involved in a few squirms with the Coventry players. I think Ian Wright was involved and [Coventry’s Gary] McAllister. We ended up with that ‘get the kettle on’ shout because Wrighty was always in trouble so I came up with this saying where we just got close to him.”