This season, Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been in excellent form and is vying for the top scorer award in the Premiership. The Togo international has been earning accolades for finally emerging out of Thierry Henry’s shadows but the ever so humble Adebayor doesn’t forget the man who brought him to London in the first place.
Arsene Wenger signed Emmanuel Adebayor from French club AS Monaco in January 2006 for £7 million. The player had been a mediocre player for Monaco then and could manage only four goals in the second half of that 2005-2006 season.
This season though Adebayor is flying high and he says that his manager Arsene Wenger is responsible for the turnaround:
At Monaco, from June to December I scored only one goal in 19 games. How come Arsene Wenger came and looked for me? It is something special. He is the one who gave me a chance to become who I am today. I want to keep on enjoying myself and listening to him.
Once again, Wenger’s hawk-eye vision does the trick for Adebayor and Arsenal. Indeed the Frenchman is a genius when it comes to spotting talent and galvanizing that into something concrete and constructive.