Yaya reveals Arsenal approach

Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has revealed he considered linking up with brother Kolo at Arsenal before eventually deciding to join the Catalan giants. And the 25-year-old says he would love his sibling to one day join him at the Nou Camp. The powerful Ivorian midfielder joined Barca last summer from Monaco, and has since made more than 50 appearances for the la Liga leaders - scoring three league goals. However, he could easily have been plying his trade alongside his brother at the Emirates Stadium, after revealing Gunners manager Arsene Wenger attempted to lure him to North London. "There was a time when my objectives were to join Arsenal Football Club, however now I want to progress at Barcelona," he told sport-ivoire. "Barcelona are the best team and the manager now trusts me 100 percent. "Kolo had a tough season, it was at certain times complicated for him. But he is a very intelligent guy and he prefers to face problems instead of running from them. "We have the same fighting spirit. My brother would fit well in Barcelona, he is a quality defender. Maybe one day we will play in the same team, who knows?"  ARSENAL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter