Arsene Wenger has joked that Harry Kane made the wrong decision by leaving Arsenal’s academy to join Tottenham Hotspur.
The former Arsenal boss admitted that he did not have much involvement in Kane’s release from the Gunners at the age of eight and moved to the white half of North London.
Kane’s time at Arsenal came to an end after former player Liam Brady who was involved in the academy set up deemed Kane to be ‘a bit chubby’ and ‘not very athletic’ after just a year (Telegraph).
The England captain had made Arsenal to live to regret their decision with the striker going on to have a successful career at their bitter rivals.
Kane has scored 26 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions this season, having also provided a remarkable 16 assists (transfermarkt).
Wenger was asked by beIN Sports‘ Richard Keys about the release of Kane to which the Frenchman replied with a wry smile: “Well, that’s where he made the wrong decision.
“I know about this story but he was very young.
“He was nine-years-old, something like that, and his father moved… I don’t know exactly what happened.
“But it was at a very young age.”
“The history of every club is full of players you missed, who became top stars… unfortunately!”
Wenger added: “I think he was, until now, a really top leader at Tottenham, he’s a top leader in the English national team.
“I respect highly his commitment and his quality, you know.
“And what I like today is, he could basically play as a No10, because of the quality of his assists, the speed of his vision and the execution of speed on long balls is exceptional.”
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