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As we all know Yaya is Kolo's younger brother (Ibrahim being the youngest). Apparently he's close to a deal with Arsenal as there's something on Metallurg Donetsk's website. The only problem is a work permit. That's why he probably will stay in Ukraine for the rest of the season, to join Arsenal next season. Kolo has always said that Yaya is a better version of himself. In his time at Beveren he outplayed all the other players.


This interview's been whacked through a translator so it reads a little wrong but you get the general gist of what it means:

Yaya Touré: "If I was European, I would already play at Arsenal

As in all football players, in the half-back of Donets "metallurgist" Yaya Touré two basic themes for the contact of -; the family also of quarry. With the first it is understandable: during the leave Yaya remained in Donetske only because its wife any minute now must bear. Moreover first-born! And Yaya greatly survives so that everything would pass successfully. But here when the discussion turns to the quarry, on to rumor only one club of - London "arsenal".

- Main for me problem in the "arsenal" of - this is the absence of the necessary quantity of matches for the national command of my country. In order to obtain English working visa, I should it was necessary play for composite 65% of games. But so - on the play conditions of - I completely arranged Wenger. In any case, in me was formed precisely this opinion.

- In the English press your appearance in the London club was discussed almost as the achieved fact...- Really? 4 did not assume all this for the clean truth, indeed to pass selection into the "arsenal" of - this task is supercomplicated. Although, you be 4 Europeans perhaps already it would play in Wenger.

- This surname you repeat as if incantation. What, did produce impression to ms'e the trainer?- Very pleasant in the contact of people. It knows how to talk with the players. It can find its approach to each of them. This is very important for the young. For any young football player to play in this great club and under the beginning of this trainer of - this is very great honor! Personally For Me The "arsenal" of - this is dream.

- For your elder brother kolo, who plays exactly in the "arsenal", it has already been carried out - maybe, it you will help?- 4 to itself must soak. To leave to such level that serious European clubs would actually interest themselves by me. Everything in my hands, and main thing, that i have the enormous desire to play in one of them.

-But with the Kolo you do maintain relations?
- Is certain, sozvanivayemsya very frequently. If this possibility falls out, I arrive in it in guests to England. Now leave, and if not the generation of child, we with the wife have long ago been in it.

-You do await boy or girl?
Malshyka (in Russian). boy

-O, does mean concerning the study of the Russian language the matter it is adjusted? Barely already I mention, but thus far I do not attempt to speak.

- As you generally proved to be in the Ukraine - indeed judging by everything, it had to play if not in England, then like in Italy?- The main thing for me was - to be fastened in one of the European commands. But already then to pretend to something larger - one of the great clubs. In this plan to me approached the "metallurgist".

-As a rule, African players cautiously relate to the Ukraine, to say nothing of unknown Donetske.
-It can be, so it was in the past. In the football peace the Ukraine on to the rumor: Kiev "dynamo" constantly comes out in the League of Champions, Shevchenko's surname is known in entire peace. In this plan i exactly not had any problems. All the more, in the "metallurgist" to me they promised stable play practice. For the beginning football player this has fundamental importance.

- Nevertheless, stable place at the "basis" you did not obtain...
-At first I generally proved to be in the tanbark of Ry2; this a little shocked me! That me still astonished here, so this increased attention to the physical training. And still - in the field there is much scurry. All 90 minutes! In Europe and, in particular, in the championship of Belgium, where I came out they play a little otherwise and at first to me it was difficult to be adapted to this manner of game.

- It is strange, and here is your partner upon command of - Andres Mendoza Ry2; asserted the reverse: in comparison with the Ukrainian, Belgian football much more greatly falls under for determination beat- run!- Each has its own opinion. Mendoza perhaps played in the manner that he said, but personally 4 otherwise. The bright football, which brings happiness and to football players and to spectators, commands me.

- Bse after all, where it is more than happiness of - here or there?- They there play more tekhnichno, here even to discuss something! On what beautiful football in the local championship it is possible to speak, if almost all commands are locked in the defense in their gates?! I do not understand and do not love 4 similar.

-This does somehow influence your relation to the game?
-When I play after "metallurgist", then often I do not obtain from the football of that pleasure, which privyk to obtain.

- This connected precisely with the fact that here many commands do play from the defense?
- Yes, but not only with this. For long it sat on the bench of spare, was then disqualified - all this should have been subdued. But 4 I do not want so that the trainer me would doubt, yes even 4 itself I do not want himself to doubt. I have all possibilities in order to begin to play in the "metallurgist" in the manner that they want from me. Thrust to the beautiful football in me from the childhood. When I still was small, we with the friends walked to the stadium in order to look to the bright players, who can make in the field something special.

- By the way, it is how much in your family of children?
- Nine. Two girls even seven boys.

-Two made a career of professional football players. On the approach five more?
- Everyone can be three my brothers already they play, but thus far in Africa. One of them soon can move to France.

-How you do consider, to you or someone of your junior brothers will be succeeded in repeating reaching by the Coles and it will be fastened in any great club? Let us say, in "Manchester"?
-Let us try. But thus far Kolo must be for us an example, indeed he plays in the "arsenal".

- Yes is agreeable, to you- "arsenal", "arsenal". Here, your compatriot Of drogba plays in "Chelsea". There, you do think, it is worse?
-No, there is no "Chelsea", Abramovich is still such other than Ry2; this, of course, it is very tempting, but to me is nearer "arsenal".

- You will not reconvince you. Maybe, and son you will name Arsenom?- This too. Let us select any simple name, which it is accepted by the native land.

- But which does mean the name Of yaya?-On our local adverb this indicates "the one who much prays".

 

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I've just been out on the XMas piss -up, i am sorry i can't go through translation like that, i read the first two lines but i'll try again tomorrow. :D
 

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Adam_Gooner said:
Matt, Beveren fan on Arsenal-Mania - deserves the credit.
As someone who works for Arsenal-Mania I should've remembered to do that. Apologies.
 

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khimik said:
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"23rd round of the 13th football championship of Ukraine Yaya Toure fights for the ball on the top floor/story"? :googly:
 

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just hope he works as hard as his brother, then he'll be a awesome mini vieira in a few years
 

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Twayka said:
is he that good.
Kolo says Yaya is better than he is but Kolo's got more of a passion for the game than Yaya does. However I think that'd change if Yaya was playing with his brother.
 

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Yaya Touré is an awesome player, who has the qualities to play for Arsenal imo. Touré was one of the best players in the Belgian league, and certainly the most promising, before his move to Metallurg Donetsk. Simply amazing midfielder with an enormous potential, I sincerely hope you guys buy him.

It's still hard to believe he went to that club. The board of Beveren thought they had sold him to Shaktar Donetsk, which was the name they gave to the press. The press then tried to get some info from Shaktar Donetsk about their new purchase, but it turned out that they had never heard of him. Apparently nobody of the Beveren board was aware that there was another club in Donetsk, Mettalurg Donetsk, and that that was the club which bought him :wallbang:
 

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khimik said:
Kolo says Yaya is better than he is but Kolo's got more of a passion for the game than Yaya does. However I think that'd change if Yaya was playing with his brother.
and at arsenal ;)
 

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Bring him on
 

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It's still hard to believe he went to that club. The board of Beveren thought they had sold him to Shaktar Donetsk, which was the name they gave to the press. The press then tried to get some info from Shaktar Donetsk about their new purchase, but it turned out that they had never heard of him. Apparently nobody of the Beveren board was aware that there was another club in Donetsk, Mettalurg Donetsk, and that that was the club which bought him :wallbang:
lol :howler: :wallbang:
 

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exactly, he might wear the number 4 in a few years;)
It'd be more amusing if he wore #29, and then the club does what I want them to do if he does come: KOLO 28/YAYA 29 on the back of their kits.

If he comes, that is.
 

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Did anyone else know Wenger's apparently been scouting Yaya since he was 14 years old?
 

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that was when the Beveren coach was running the training camp i suppose wasn't it ?

I think Yaya is liked by Wenger but apparently he doesn't have the sheer commitment of Kolo, i don't know much about him just remember that absolute sitter he missed against Barnet. :googly:
 

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From what I've read Yaya is a bit like Kanu in how he plays his football. Sort of like he's out there to have fun, and isn't bothered if he misses a chance for a goal and things like that. But apparently that's the way most Africans are, and players like Kolo aren't exactly common in Africa, but Yaya is still young enough to take his football seriously.
 
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