Arsene Wenger has finally had his say on Arsenal’s decision to release Harry Kane when he was nine years old.
There are plenty of pictures of the now Tottenham star in an Arsenal shirt celebrating our title wins. The world knows he was a Gooner, but the club’s decision to let him leave allowed Spurs to snap him up all those years ago.
Kane is now among the best strikers in the world. He is one of the biggest reasons why Tottenham have finished above us over the last few years, and even though he hasn’t won anything there, he will go down as a Premier League great.
Wenger was quizzed on beIN Sports about Arsenal’s decision to let Kane leave. The legendary Frenchman has finally opened up about what happened all those years ago.
“That’s where he made the wrong decision,” Wenger said jokingly.
“I know about his story, but he was very young, just nine years old 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’ve missed that became top stars. Unfortunately…I would like them all to be in the red and white.”
The Insider’s View:
Kane wasn’t necessarily a wonderkid when he was in his teens. Nobody expected him to go on and have the kind of impact he has over the last few years, and that is one of the biggest reasons why many Arsenal fans regret missing out on him.
The Englishman has been a real pain to Arsenal fans. He has scored more goals in North London derbies than any player in history, and he almost extended that record at the Emirates earlier this month.
Arsenal fans absolutely despise Kane now, but he’d be a hero to many people if he still played for us. The one good thing is he will never win as many trophies as us at Spurs, even if he scored 200 more goals for them in the coming years.