It looks like Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had a tête-à-tête with wantaway striker Emmanuel Adebayor yesterday, but the meeting did little to quench the striker’s desire for a big raise in the weekly wonga that Arsenal dole out to him.
The Guardian reports that both men met yesterday, with Arsene sensibly saying that Arsenal’s near-legendary wage structure wasn’t going to be ripped to tatters by one man’s wage demands.
The pair spoke after pre-season training at the squad’s London Colney base, their first meeting since Adebayor indicated he would be interested in moving. Both Milan and Barcelona have made their interest in the player clear.
The Togo international did not ask for a transfer but, having been told by Wenger that Arsenal will not stretch their wage structure to keep him – he currently earns £35,000 a week and is believed to want closer to three times that to remain at the London club – Adebayor did not commit his future to the Gunners either. (Guardian)
News of this meeting means that Adebayor and Wenger are in a stalemate of sorts, waiting for either Milan or Barca to come blazing in with a fat bid.