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Adebayor-gasmic

Best in the league? That's Arsene Wenger's view of Emmanuel Adebayor.

Le Prof is adamant that the all-action Togolese hitman is the top striker in the Premier League, and said on Friday, on Arsenal.com

Adebayor is the best striker in the Premier League at the moment, he`s mobile, he`s quick, he`s not scared and he`s brave. For me that`s a fantastic quality, especially in England.

He doesn`t get enough credit for his touch. He has good feet, quick feet, and is a complete striker. He can still improve the timing of his runs as he sometimes gets caught offside, and, just with that, he can score 10 more goals each season.


Two more goals in today's 3-1 win in what could have been a tricky away fixture at Man City see Ade's recent record standing at eleven goals in his last eight games - that is the total that many Gooners were saying they'd be happy for him to finish the season with, when we got underway in August. Ade's now notched 18 in the league so far, and if his proclamation earlier in the week that he's discovered the secret of scoring are true, then the rest of the Prem should watch out.

It's our good fortune that Togo didn't qualify for the ACN, as what with RvP being out and Theo still looking like he needs more time, we'd have been right up fuck street were we to have had to deal with being without Ade for a month or so.

Surprisingly, some Gooners still don't rate Ade, but surely the stats don't lie - he's at times been a one-man army and battering ram up front for us this season, has given us that all-new aerial threat we've missed the past few seasons, runs defences ragged. Blessed with pace and strength, and with a finesse that he's displayed in the past, he's going 'out-drog' the Ivorian striker at the Moscow State Circus. And while the Ivorian is 29, Ade is still only 23, and pretty much on a par with him already. The sky is his limit. We may be seeing the coming of a very special player, yet another Wenger master-stroke. The only thing that may stop him from reaching the heights he could do is, surely, himself - if he were to become complacent and think he doesnt need to work at his game. Fortunately, Wenger thinks this won't be the case,

He`s a strong character in the dressing room and a winner. He`s a guy who made mistakes at the start of his career, and has realised here that there`s another life rather than being easy.

He smells that he can win, and is a winner. When he realised that he could live in the big world of top-class football players it changed him, and today he`s a different animal, mainly mentally. He realised he wasted some time and it was time for him to be serious.


Another thing that bodes well is that he seems to click well with various different partners upfront. He plays well with RvP, he plays well with Eduardo, and looks like he might do something useful when playing with Theo too (in time...). He even 'connects' well with Bendtner (ahem).



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Writer:Wingston
Date:Saturday February 2 2008
Time: 3:40PM

Comments

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Adebayor-daciously great headline!
Lou the Gunneress
02/02/2008 15:54:00
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wingston, that has to be the best adebayor headline
McGooner
02/02/2008 16:02:00
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This has been running for a while now, I think your esteemed site editor Mr Mustchin was the devilish instigator of these headlines.... I'm wondering how many more we can squeeze out of the English language :)
»»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
02/02/2008 16:17:00
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he's on fire and eduardos goal!!! i almost ejacu...ed then manu and cheslea both dropped points...what a nice day its been
anonymous
02/02/2008 17:05:00
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i'm still a little gutted with the united equaliser right in the end, it would have been perfect if they would have lost, but then again, we top of the league, say we are top of the league..
luckys_10
02/02/2008 17:33:00
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Ade was fantastic once more today and we were in control bar one or two nervier moments at 2-1, citeh really deserved nothing from this with their longest spell of possession being when the home support refused to return the ball!, We'll forgive Gael his little indiscretion as he has been awesome all season, and Senderos and Lehmann were solid and made all the right moves. The only negative for me was Diaby who was caught dawdling in possession at least 6 or 7 times leading to promising citeh counters which with a half decent strike force could've punished us, less touches and more awareness Abou! Apart from that we owned em, and with Utd and the chavs dropping points plus Sp*rs ****ing up again, it's been pretty damn close to a perfect day.
nikolaijns
02/02/2008 17:45:00
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I think the thing with Ade is that others play around and off him and let him do his own thing. He is strong, athletic, brave with great stamina and gets around the pitch quickly. He isn't really a finesse player but such is his self belief that he works on his skill and produces moments when he executes them well. He has definitely worked on his heading. Last season and the early part of this his heading technique seemed poor but that's no longer the case. At his age his touch will still improve and a very, very good player could become devastating.
Amos.
02/02/2008 17:52:00
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hes turning into a tremendous player and its hard to think of someone in the premiership youd replace him with probably torres is the only one that leaps out at you and that shows the mans class
andyKGB
02/02/2008 18:21:00
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great weekend. WE ARE TOP OF THE TABLE! too bad the great run has to be interupted by the stupid international games. hopefully no injuries from these meaningless games.
fcdematthew
02/02/2008 18:26:00
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lol arsene uses animal as an adjective to describe ade.....surely not
karley
02/02/2008 18:52:00
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