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Arsenal star set for £32m exit: Good riddance!

It’s high time Wenger let this bad influence on the team leave the club.

Emmanuel Adebayor has risked the wrath of Arsene Wenger by revealing he has regular contact with AC Milan.

The Togo international striker tried to engineer a move to the Italian giants last summer before agreeing a new £80,000-a-week deal to stay at The Emirates, but has never been forgiven by a section of Arsenal fans for his perceived lack of commitment.

And Arsenal supporters will be dismayed to learn the 25-year-old has once again questioned his future in London.

‘I often speak to Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani on the phone because he is very good at French as his wife is from Morocco,’ Adebayor told Italian newspaper Tuttosport.

‘Galliani may not be as sexy as Beyonce, but Milan are.’

‘Milan have won the Champions League on seven occasions whereas Arsenal have never won it,’ said Adebayor.

‘Last year I was very close to signing for the Rossoneri, but then I renewed my Arsenal contract until 2012.

‘For now I just want to finish the season on a high, but then we will see. My agent Stephane Courbis is in London with his Italian associate Vincenzo Morabito and they are always working day and night.’

Courbis did not rule out a summer move for Adebayor and said: ‘There have not been any offers, not from Milan or any other Italian sides. Nothing has taken place so far, but anything can happen.

‘The player’s priority is with Arsenal, and then we will have to speak with Arsene Wenger next month.
‘I can see lots of movements happening this summer. [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic could leave Inter, [Didier] Drogba can go from Chelsea, my client could also change club, but all this is hypothesis, it’s too early to talk.’

Courbis did however confirm offers had arrived from interested clubs for Adebayor, adding: ‘(From) Spanish and British clubs.’ (Daily Mail)

I have to say that comments attributed to the Togolese striker by this source are not going to help what is already a pretty alarming situation for the Arsenal man. To openly state that you are in regular contact with a rival chairman simply because he is “good at French” and because his wife is from Morocco is frankly baffling to say the least and i reckon time is fast running out for the former Monaco man who has been walking a very fine line at the club since he tried, unsuccessfully, to orchestrate a move to the San Siro last summer. I think Arsene will see sense and take the money and run because there is nothing in the 25 year olds demeanour or recent playing performances that suggests he really gives a damn about the club that has made him a star. The north London club will be far better off if he does leave and they have plenty of talented strikers at the club to be able to rid themselves of this irritating distraction.

Are there any Arsenal fans who think Emmanuel deserves a second chance?

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