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That's Adebay-More Like It

What ever reasons Arsene may give for benching Adebayor yesterday, I'm of the opinion that it was due to his lazy disposition that has followed him round for most of the season.

99% of Gooners know how valuable Adebayor is to this team, and know what he brings to our play even when he doesn't have the ball.

However just of late that value has decreased and his participation had become minimal, non-existent on occasion. Indeed after the Fenerbahce game last week I spoke of my desire to see him benched, partly because his form deserved it, but also to see the reaction from the big man, to test his mentality.

Well yesterday I got my wish as Nicklas Bendtner took the place of our Togolese target man as we took to the battle field against West Ham.

Wenger's decision appeared as it might backfire as the Gunners struggled to get the break through they deserved. However the introduction of Ade with barely 25 minutes to go and was inspired.

The substitution worked on two levels, the first being bringing on a vital player at a vital time in the game to help secure a vital three points. But most importantly with Ade riding the pine for most of the game it seemed to shake him out of his funk.

The talisman looked sharp, willing to run his arse off (he even managed to stay onside) and at last, he looked interested in the game. It's precisely what the team needed ..... especially with the Spuds coming over for tea on Wednesday (he loves to score against them).

Let hope that this kick up the bum will serve him well for the rest of the season.

And who says Arsene can't be ruthless.

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Date:Monday October 27 2008
Time: 10:20AM


No one can deny he had an impact. We were very fortunate that his wayward shot was deflected in for the first goal. All strikers need luck like that I guess. He owes Bendtner for the 2nd goal. That was a sublime ball to him that was not only inch perfect but enticed Green out of his area to make the task of finishing that much easier.
27/10/2008 10:28:00
I also think Gallas was brilliant yesterday. Everyone looks at one mistake to put himd own, but he put in a solid performance yesterday.
27/10/2008 10:39:00
I agree with Paul. Definately one of Gallas' best performances for us. Song played well too! I think starting on the bench was the kick up the bum Ade needed.
27/10/2008 10:50:00
Rocky, because of the naive nature of the majority of Arsenal fans (sadly) it seems that you have to get an eight out of ten to get noticed if you are Adebayor or Gallas. I would say that 60% of Arsenal fans appreciate Adebayor but the others are just swept with the wind at the moment. Mindless idiots who believe either one side or the other without much thought.
27/10/2008 11:17:00
Agreedayor with all the points above
27/10/2008 11:17:00
That one is questionable GM!! lol
27/10/2008 11:20:00
That was Adebador GM
27/10/2008 11:28:00
Leave it to the season veterans guys!!! lol
27/10/2008 12:04:00
or Adebapoor... Like anything, its easier to jump on the bandwagon. I always make up my own opinion. I think Gallas has been better than Toure this season, but because people are on his back now for every small thing(ciggy) he will get slated. Both players are vital and are the best we have in their respective positions
27/10/2008 12:13:00
I agree that you need to form your own opinions too. But I do believe the ciggy thing was worth getting on his back for. Solid performance yesterday, marshalled the defence really well and was always in command.
27/10/2008 12:18:00
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