Yaya Toure: Only a work permit problem stopped me joining Arsenal

ITV caught up with Manchester City's Toure brothers ahead of Saturday's FA Cup Final, with Yaya reflecting on how close he came to joining Arsenal as a teenager.

"He had a knee problem and I think that's why Mr [Arsene] Wenger didn't keep him," older brother Kolo told ITV's Ned Boulting.

"Not only that, but because of my situation - because I was African and getting a work permit was harder," Yaya added.

"I was supposed to play 75% of my national team's games and that was quite difficult because I was 18, 19."

And Yaya also revealed he and Wenger had a difference of opinion over his strongest position.