HARRY KANE was too fat for Arsenal according to former Gunners academy chief Liam Brady.
Kane, 24, has become one of the most feared strikers in the world at Tottenham, but was dumped by Arsenal as a nine-year-old, report The Sun.
Brady was in charge of the Gunners youth set up between 1996 and 2013 while Kane was there as a kid.
The Irishman admits allowing the England star to join Spurs could be one of the biggest clangers in the club’s history.
Kane has gone on to score 101 Premier League goals for Tottenham and his winner at Wembley on Saturday was his seventh strike against his North London rivals.
Brady told Corriere della Sera: “Unfortunately yes. He was chubby and not very athletic, but we got it wrong.
“Even Tottenham loaned him out to the lower leagues three or four times though.
“But through his determination he has carved out an amazing career and he deserves it.
“After Messi, Ronaldo and Lewandowksi, there is Kane, the statistics speak for themselves and he’s still only 24.”
Brady left Arsenal in 1980 to join Juventus and expects Mauricio Pochettino’s side to push the Italians giants all the way in their Champions League last 16 clash.
He added: “Juve are not favourites, it’s 50-50. Tottenham are well organised, they have a good coach and three great forwards in [Christian] Eriksen, (Dele) Alli and (Harry) Kane.
“You need to stop them in midfield to prevent those three from hurting you.
“Does Juve’s attack convince me? Not completely, because I think we’ve already seen the best of Higuain.
“It’s hard for him to make the difference in Europe, he’s too static.”
Tottenham’s North London derby win on Saturday took Poch’s side seven points ahead of Arsene Wenger’s side, who stay seventh.