Adebayor Returns with Goals

I hold my hand up and admit that they way we were playing recently with goals from Eduardo, van Persie and Bendtner’s link-up play, I saw no way back for Adebayor.  Adebayor had not been firing on any cylinders this season and looked completely disinterested.  His goal return last season was incredible, but we have to remember six of those goals were against Derby County.

 A stroke of luck for Adebayor with van Persie and Eduardo both ruled out of our last two games and couple that with the return of our creator Fabregas, and Adebayor was able to show us what he could do. 

 It took him no time to get of the mark against Manchester City, but more importantly, he was working hard and was enjoying himself. His second goal against City was all about great control, he drifted away from the defender and found space, whilst others would have shot first time, and Adebayor rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into an empty net.   On Tuesday after an indifferent first half, he came up trumps with a sublime goal.

 It is no coincidence that Adebayor’s return to form has coincided with the return of our creator, Fabregas. Fabregas can create things that other players can only dream off, and as with lest season the Togolese striker is the main beneficiary.  Cesc, underlining how much Adebayor missed him over the last three months, has created all three of his goals.

 Two games do not make a success, but if Adebayor can keep knocking them in whilst Cesc keeps creating them, we could have a very interesting end of season.

Posted on April 13, 2009, in Arsenal Players and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. As the saying goes “Form is temporary but class is forever” or something like that. The fact that Manu scored over 20 goals in the league last season shows that he has the capability – so to discredit him is perhaps a bit naive. Some may have called it a one season wonder but it’s not mere luck to average almost a goal a game for a season. He looks to have lost desire for most of this season but since his injury and loss of interest in Milan and Barca, he’s stepped up his game. Admittedly he may be realizing that his stock has fallen and is now working to re-gain the interest from other clubs. We’re not sure what to make of him come the summer because he could very well still have one eye on the exit door and is using the time now to spark the interest again. Nevertheless it’s been working in our favour and we cannot complain.

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