Tottenham Hotspur man-of-the-moment Harry Kane explains why Arsenal let him go

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The Tottenham and England striker was with Arsenal as a boy.

Harry Kane has become a star at Tottenham Hotspur. The England international has been in stunning goalscoring form for the past 12 months and Spurs just love to call him one of their own.

Of course, he could have been an Arsenal player.

The Gunners had Kane as a kid but it never worked out for the striker.

Kane, who has been pictured in an Arsenal kit as a youngster, trained with Arsenal from the age of seven until he was nine but he was not taken further by the club and ended up at Tottenham.

Speaking to The Telegraph this weekend he spoke about why he did not make it into the Arsenal system:

“It's hard to tell at that age what the player is going to turn into. I was only small at that age. I was small for my age. I was a late developer.

"So, look, it is hard to call a player at such a young age. After that I went to Spurs when I was 11. It wasn't like it took off straight from then, I still had to work hard. There were highs and lows along the way.

"As I got older and older, I grew up a bit, caught up to the rest of the players my age and it went from there, really."

Thinking of Kane being too small is now laughable. He has certainly grown up since Arsenal decided he was not the man for the job.

Now he is a tall and muscular attacker capable of mixing it with some of the world's best defenders, as Arsenal have discovered to their detriment on recent occasions.

Arsenal have plenty of what if's. Yaya Toure and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the most well known.

Kane continues to show that Arsenal missed out.

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