Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Wenger: Adebayor Is Like Wright

Wenger: Adebayor Is Like Wright

Arsene Wenger has paid Adebayor the ultimate compliment by comparing him to Ian Wright Wright Wright!

Despite the obvious compliment Wenger was quick to rubbish claims that Adebayor was already an Arsenal great.

Speaking ahead of today's game with Watford Wenger said: 'He has potential but people like Ian Wright and Dennis Bergkamp played 500 games for the club and he has played 20 so you have to compare that,' said Wenger.

'At the moment what is important is he enjoys playing.

'He has won the fans over because he fights and plays for the team. He has a good mixture between the English game and the French game.

'He challenges in the air, goes for every ball, likes physical contact and is good with his feet as well. That is why people have quickly loved him.

'Physically, I can't remember the last player we had like that. Maybe John Hartson and Wright was a bit of a nasty guy.

'He also has character and is an extrovert, a happy boy which is another similarity with Wright.

'Maybe he struggled at first because he was impressed by Thierry's presence around him but overall this season he has become stronger and stronger.

'The World Cup helped him and Thierry loves to play with Adebayor.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Tuesday December 26 2006
Time: 2:59PM

Comments

0
except he dwarfs wrighty height wise. and becuase he is so lanky his ball control is not the same. what he does have is immense strength, and a direct approach similiar to wirghty, not interested in the pretty stuff, he just wants to score and knows he will get service in this arsenal team.
PUREGOLD
26/12/2006 19:40:00
0
You say he's not interested in the pretty stuff...he likes his flicks!
simmy8_2000
26/12/2006 22:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

Campbell - There's More To Come From Bellerin

Brotherly love

Premier League To Undergo Rebraning

Exciting news ... or just news ... sort of ...

Flamini - I Wasn't Trying To Hurt Him

Arsenal midfielder on his two footed tackle

Rambo - We Needed That Badly

Rambo on massive win at the weekend

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Profile
ClockEnd124
Profile
Amos
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM vs Cech
Suggested By:
Cech8%
Petr Cech92%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 12:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 12:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 5:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Naijagunner10
2.Afcdc3
3.Galway Gooner2
4.Amos.1
5.Riversider1
6.Catcatcher 1
7.Wyn Mills1
8.princeoflove9091
9.Joe_@**1
10.Guyfox1