Ian Wright is a man that changes his opinion like the weather, as any reader his Sun column will testify. On Monday evening, he was keen to tell TalkSPORT listeners that Arsenal needed a striker in the David Villa or Ruud Van Nistelrooy mode, and that their current front line just isn’t up to the task of landing silverware for the Gunners.
Well, Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin Van Persie have certainly silenced a few doubters after both forwards bagged a brace against FC Porto in the Champions League. Both players failed to be on the scoresheet against Hull on Saturday, but showed a high level of understanding on Tuesday night to suggest that they could form a lethal partnership this term. The Daily Mail report that the Arsenal number 25 is confident they can deliver the goods.
Adebayor claims they are developing an understanding that can land trophies.
‘Robin and I are working hard for the team,” said the 24-year-old.
‘We are here to help this team win something so I am pleased with the way he played last night.
‘I give him a pass, he gives me a pass so this means there is a good relationship between him and me.’
One swallow does not a summer maketh and it’s been an indifferent start to the season for Adebayor, who bagged a hat-trick at Blackburn but has failed to score in his other five league matches. Perhaps the match against Porto was the catalyst for him and his Dutch strike partner to go on a scoring spree for Arsenal which will see them challenge on all front this campaign.