Adebayor to Leave – Do We Care?
When Adebayor joined Arsenal, he was languishing on the Monaco bench. His first year or so at Arsenal did not inspire many fans, he was not the best of finishers, and his first touch was haphazard.
Last season, everything clicked into place, everything he touched turned to gold, he scored goal after goal, even surprising Wenger. Last summer we had will go or will he stay saga. The fans were bored of it and we were just waiting for the bid from AC Milan or Barcelona to come. Wenger kept Adebayor on and gave him a new contract with a new £80,000 a week wage.
This season we have seen the Adebayor of two years ago, finishing terrible, first touch to heavy and a lack of effort. We have seen stupid quotes for Adebayor, like we must finish teams off, when he is one of the main culprits in missing glaring chances, he then talks about not scoring another goal as long as Arsenal win trophies and now we have the rubbish that he might still leave.
Adebayor must realise that he will not be guaranteed a first team start especially with van Persie and Eduardo both fit and scoring. This must be a worrying for the big man and must be a factor in why he is making noises once again.
If Adebayor thinks he has outgrown Arsenal, then I am sure Wenger will listen to all offers in the region of £15m. Wenger has seen enough in van Persie and Eduardo to know that they are genuine strikers. This summer will see a scramble for the signature of David Villa, we need to be able to sell Adebayor early to Barcelona and offer Valencia £20m to secure his signature.
Adebayor can become a great striker, but he must realise where he is and what he must do to achieve greatness. Greatness comes with hard work and keeping your mouth shut, once you have achieved something then shout it aloud for the world to hear.