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A Wenger Bid For Adebayor This Summer?

A Wenger Bid For Adebayor This Summer?



Stranger things have happened in football! Shrewd Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has spoken in praise of City loan star Emmanuel Adebayor today. Buttering the ex Gooner up?

This correspondent knows that Arsenal's support fell deeply out of love with Adebayor in the run up to his departure to City but I never really got the impression he wanted to leave them. Certainly his notoriously demented show of revenge at Eastlands after scoring against them needs no introduction, but could they ever warm to taking him back into the fold?

That self same support warned us on Vital Network pages that Mark Hughes was signing trouble but the Togolese hitman hit the ground running at City yet seemingly never fully recovered from the horror of the Togo team bus suffering a terrorist attack.

Something wasn't right and Roberto Mancini, in a season where City must deliver deemed Adebayor a passenger. Despite 15 league goals in 27 City starts, Adebayor was made available to join City's mini squad of loan stars heading for Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid.

Wenger told arsenal.com today:

'Adebayor didn't play anymore at Manchester City. He is a talented player and it's a waste for him not to play. It is a good decision from Adebayor and a good decision from Real Madrid in my opinion.

'Adebayor needs to gain confidence again and to play at his best because he was going nowhere at Manchester City. Both Adebayor and Real Madrid can be winners.'


Tellingly, Wenger makes a point of emphasising that he and his management team didn't perceive the striker to be a problem player:

'He is a nice guy..overall, he is not a difficult guy. We had no problem with Adebayor on a daily basis...He was likable, he did his job well.'

Maybe a permanent Ade move to Real Madrid is not a foregone conclusion.

The question is would either Arsenal or indeed City be prepared to give him a second chance?


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Monday February 21 2011
Time: 6:46PM

Comments

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No thanks, we'll keep the 24 mill ta! x
nikolaijns
21/02/2011 18:56:00
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You will never find Wenger bad mouthing any of his ex players. Even Cashley the one who left his boyhood club in the most shady circumstances has never come under any verbal fire from AW. This doesn't mean Ade will return to Arsenal, it just means that Ade will jog his memory and remember the man who lifted him from obscurity in France and made him the player he is today. fondly
Deltaforce
21/02/2011 19:07:00
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I appreciate your gaffer was most probably responding to a hack question but you never know. Then again, you can always have Jo on a free. We'd all offer to drive him down to North London!
Johnny Baguette
21/02/2011 19:48:00
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Wenger is merely indulging in his favourite sport of voyeurism. I've no doubt that this is intended as a veiled criticism of City rather than a tribute to a player that Arsene clearly knew had to leave the Emirates.
fifthcolumnblue
21/02/2011 20:21:00
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After seeing the comedy duo of Bendtner and Chamakh against Leyton Orient, I could see Wenger wanting a new striker but unless Mourinho gets overruled, it looks like he will take up the option to buy Ade for 16-18 mil. Mourinho seems to prefer him to Benzema.
StuMCFC
21/02/2011 20:21:00
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Yeah, great wasn't it. Amazing what happens when life's little favours don't go your way. Maybe Clattenburg will ref the replay? Come on you Os
pedmachine
21/02/2011 21:05:00
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Would rather have Jo Brand thanks Johnny.
iceman10
21/02/2011 21:28:00
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Jo Brand would probably bag you more goals iceman.
fifthcolumnblue
21/02/2011 21:42:00
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Did I say probably? LOL
fifthcolumnblue
21/02/2011 21:42:00
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Not a chance.
johnkelv
22/02/2011 03:55:00
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