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Defender Toure fails to commit future to Arsenal

March 15, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Kolo Toure has refused to commit his long-term future to Arsenal, fuelling rumours he is set for a summer exit.

GettyImagesThe Ivorian has not played such a key role for the Gunners this term.

The Ivorian reportedly handed in a transfer request during the January transfer window after becoming disillusioned with life at Emirates Stadium. He was strongly linked with a move to Manchester City, with the Blues keen to put their new-found wealth to good use.

Toure has since admitted that he does not get on with defensive partner William Gallas, and has openly stated his frustration at Arsenal's failings this term.

He insists that he is happy to remain with the Gunners for now, but admits anything could happen over the summer.

Speaking in The Sunday Express, Toure said: "In football you never know. I cannot say something today and then change it another day. I am quite happy at the moment playing and doing my best for the team. That's what is most important for me."

Toure has also made it clear that a club the size of Arsenal cannot afford to go another season without claiming a piece of silverware - with their last success coming back in 2005.

"We want to win something every year but at the moment we aren't able to do that - so we are not very happy," he added.

"The last time I won a trophy it was a great, great time for Arsenal. Those glory days can return soon, definitely. But we have to win at least one thing at the end of this season."