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Arsenal Striker In Quit Threat!

Arsenal striker Manu Adebayor has made a sensational threat to quit international football if the Togo FA does not organize its self better.

Adebayor has become a vital part of the Togo national side, scoring some vital goals in their qualification for the World Cup last summer.

The lanky striker won Togo`s best foreign-based player of the year for 2006 after a good season spent between Monaco and Arsenal.

You only have to watch him for 5 minutes to see he has a great passion for the game but the 22-year-ol is clearly at the end of his tether.

Speaking to FIFA Magazine Manu said: 'If things do not change for the better over the next six months to a year, I think I may end my international career.

'I have to think of myself first, even though playing for the national team is very important to me.

'While I am prepared to give everything to my country, if they cannot organise things well, I will have to make a decision that is best for my life.'

It would clearly be of benefit to Arsenal, one less player away on international duty is one fitter player. It would also mean one less player lost for 6 weeks when the African Championships come around.




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The Journalist

Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 15 2007

Time: 2:30PM

Your Comments

Shades of Roy Keane. I think it's one of those things that's very easy to criticise from the outside, but ultimately we don't know what is happening internally. From what I can gather most of the Togolese national team feel this way.
Little Dutch
FFS man....scared the living bejesus out of me there!!!
Rocky7
Did me for a minute there, but I always suspected there was a bit of a slant on it. Journalistic instict you see. :-)
Little Dutch
please dont use headlines like that.
gazzap
Same here. I nearly didn't want to open this link to look at the details.
HK_Gunner
Well it seems to have had the desired effect. :D
simmy8_2000
ya, scared me for a bit there, but i've been on this site for a while now, and knew there was something more :)
prits
How many Spuds do you think came across here, thinking their fantasy about Henry was about to come true?
Little Dutch
jesus, i nearly spat my coffee all over my lovely clean shiny screen ! i had just used my new super size large screen cleaning tissues ! anyway, it is good to see players of his calibre trying to influence his government into bring things the way players want them.
PUREGOLD
Haha, I knew it couldn't have been about him quitting the Gunners...but I was interested in seeing what it did entail. Technically speaking the headline is still accurate!
Shinobi
nooooo, come on:)))) this was all over the football websites yesterday. Most of the African FAs are in dire condition, corrupt and miserable in terms of organization and structure. Togo I think is perhaps one of the worst. They had this crisis at the WC, where the coach was fired during the WC, then reinstated, then walked as soon as their tournament is over. He also wanted to bench Ade for the WC, despite the fact that our lanky forward was the player who took them there. The players also did not get their bonuses and not even god knows what is happening there.
G4L
lol @ Rocky7. Even if he did quit international football he would probably come out of retirement and some stage in the near future.
N13Gooner
dont do that to me, completely fooled me !
hazzagooner
the head line sacred the ***** out of me !!!!!
afghenry
I didn't read the intro, thinking it was Bendtner again, so I just went straight to the article.
And me likes it that the idea of Adebayor quitting would shock gooners. How things change, huh?
Gaga
this is usually the case with the less developed nationals, mainly the ones from africa. anyways it's their internal matter and hope they will sort it out soon..
luckys_10
Simmy, I thought it might be like this. but still had palpitations until I read the word Togo. Definitely had the desired effect!!
questforavalon
Arseblog is unhappy with the headline! lol
iceman10
ha,you didnt fool me with that headline,cos i had already seen the feed from arsenal-world this morning...nice try though
fran merida
of what i know of this article.. i think things have not been going wel with the togolese football federation.. we all knew they were in dire trouble at the world cup..
go4it_adi
Yeah, for crying out loud Sim, I'm gonna have to spend the next hour pushing the farmer Giles back up!
flv
FRANCEsc Fabregas is a quality player he is almost as good a Tom Huddlestone! Those two are the top under 21 central midfielders in the Prem! i have to be honest
The great one
Quit smoking great one.
G4L
Hahahaha! the same Tom Huddlestone who had rings run round him by Dyer and Butt when the going got tough?!!! lol uve been on the horse tranquilisers again! Fabregas was voted the best young player in Europe ahead of messi and Rooney! haha, what a joke! Huddlestone did nothing yesterday whilst cesc ran the game when we only had 10, not a good weekend to be comparing is it?!
iceman10
the great fool strikes again, huddlestone isnt good enough to clean fabs boots
fran merida
TGO your either blind or sarcasm is a fav hobby of yours. get real
mish
the great WALLY shows his lack of anything again, he must be watching another game if he thinks huddlestone is good as cesc,... tilly swat !
PUREGOLD
Quote from Arseblog..."And that’s your lot. I was going to mention something about Vitalfootball and their painful, hit-snatching headlines but I figure if I get started on them and a couple of other sites I might lose the run of myself."........I'm honoured. :D
simmy8_2000
Would you believe it? I went to the grand opening of the supporters services bureau last night and I won the raffle. A pair of free club level seats for Portugal v Brazil. Nice one, especially because about three days ago I decided not to buy my seat on the basis that it was too expensive! I took some good pictures which I will post tonight after work.
Little Dutch
Some people have all the luck. (walks to kitchen to make a cup of tea while mumbling how much of a lucky bar-steward LD is)
simmy8_2000
Presented to me by Justin Hoyte whilst sipping free champagne. Yep, it appears I have achieved Arsenal royalty. It's about time I was awarded a GBE (Gooner of the British Empire).
Little Dutch
Arseblog has some sort of inferiority complex, I think. I've seen him having a dig at ANR, some other blog i can't remember, now this...just write your ******** blog and leave the others alone. It's not like it's a competition or something! let people write whatever they want, and let the readers read whatever they want. What business of your is it what another arsenal blog is doing?
Gaga
You're on a windup Timmy? I don't know what it is your taking but pass it around...Could do with some luck. On a serious note...congratulations mate...ENJOY!
simmy8_2000
Cheers, I certainly will. :-) Agree with gaga, I know arseblogger is rated and I kind of like his humour, but let it be known, here and now, as a writer and commentator on all matters Arsenal, I positively p*ss on him. :-)
Little Dutch
lets hope for you he quits international football then he wont be disappearing off for some lame african cup for two months every season.
dazza71
Send him up to Villa we need players
col8
 

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