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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Kolo Toure’s failed drugs test is a result of the player taking a “slimming product belonging to his wife”.
The Manchester City defender, 29, has been suspended after testing positive for a specified substance.
But Toure’s ex-boss Wenger has spoken to the player and said: “He wants to control his weight a little bit because that’s where he has some problems.
“He has a clean life, is very honest, is always at home and is a family man.”
Toure was informed by the Football Association that he failed a test taken at the Manchester derby last month where he was an unused substitute.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) defines a specified substance as one that is “more susceptible to a credible, non-doping explanation”.
The punishment for this offence ranges from a warning to a two-year ban. (BBC Sport)
Surely this raises more questions than it answers. Does Kolo have weight concerns? If his wife’s slimming product is to blame why is it Arsene Wenger who is making this announcement?