Emmanuel Adebayor scored no less than thirty goals for the Gunners last season, although his popularity at Ashburton Grove has been massively dimmed in recent weeks due to an apparent love of cold hard cash. The Togolese striker has seemingly flirted with clubs such as Milan and Barcelona, while claiming that he needs to be hoarding away as much money as possible for a rainy day.
Now, any potential move has fallen through and The Guardian report that the gangly striker is on the charm offensive with the Arsenal fans. It obviously helps to start banging in the goals again, although perhaps smooching the club badge is taking things a bit too far, considering most Gooners weren’t expecting him to be around a fortnight ago. It’s hardly like Arsene Wenger wanted to sell him but the player insisted he stay in North London.
“He felt that people had questioned his commitment a little bit and the best answer is always to play well on the pitch,” said Arsène Wenger, the Arsenal manager, whose side finished third in the Emirates Cup behind Real and the winners, Hamburg. “You play well and show that you are ready to fight for the shirt and for your team. You know how it is – if you score goals people forget the frustration quickly.”
Adebayor scored the only goal of the game to beat Real Madrid on Sunday, and turned in an impressive performance to fill their supporters with confidence ahead of the new season. Are you ready to forgive your number 25 for his misdemeanours over the summer? His decision to stay at the club has surely got to represent an enormous boost to the Gunners’ chances of landing some silverware next term.