Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expressed his mixed feelings at discovering that last season’s Premier League top goal scorer Harry Kane was once a junior Gunner.
The Striker who now plays for local rivals Tottenham scored twice against the Gunners last season to consign them to a 2-1 defeat, on his way to becoming the top goalscorer with 21 goals in the league and 30 goals in 38 appearances across all competitions. And the Arsenal manager admitted having mixed emotions as his side prepared to face Tottenham on Sunday, a game which ended 1-1 with Harry Kane again scoring against his boyhood club.
Arsene Wenger said “He played here when he was a kid. I didn’t know about it, I read about it in the papers –sometimes you get good information in the papers.
I find it quite funny, you know, and you are always a bit angry as well because I asked why did he go. But at nine years of age, boys can move here and there.
Some people move from Tottenham to Arsenal at youth level, because their parents find a different job, and they move somewhere else”.
Harry Kane joined Arsenal in 2001 as an eight-year-old, and was released just a year later in 2002, before joining Spurs in 2004.