Arsenal manager ‘very confident’ of keeping striker

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You’re a footballer who has just enjoyed something of a breakthrough season at your current club. There have been plenty of goals, leading to rave reviews, while one or two big European clubs seem interested in signing you to come off the bench as a substitute for the last fifteen minutes.

For Emmanuel Adebayor, it appears that the bluff has failed, in terms of trying to secure a shedload more cash to play for the Gunners. He appears to have asked for money, to which Arsenal said no. He’s then linked himself to Barcelona and Milan, while asking for more money at Ashburton Grove. Still the answer has been no. Interest in the Togolese striker has now cooled, and The Sun reports that Arsene Wenger is left holding all the aces. Looks like just Hleb, Flamini and Silva are leaving then…

Wenger rapped: “I have not met many people who do not believe they have a case to improve their contract.

“We are always ready and I fight to get the players the maximum wages, but you have to respect that we have a wage structure. I want to keep him and let’s see where it goes.

“I don’t want to enter into speculation — but if you come in with a £400million bid tomorrow, then I will think about it.

“Adebayor is under contract. He is an Arsenal player and I am very confident that he will start the new Premier League season with us.”

Welcoming comments for the Arsenal fans amongst us, although Adebayor is hardly going to have endeared himself to the supporters after the events of the summer. He has shown himself to be greedy and money-grabbing, it’s not as if the Gunners don’t stand a chance of picking up any silverware next season.

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