Adebayor is without a doubt the most controversial current Arsenal player, some fans love him for his goals and work rate and others criticize him heavily mostly because he wastes lots of goal chances and because of his poor first touch . In this summer transfer window much speculation is on the media about him being a target for other big clubs like Milan or Barca, but should Arsenal sell Adebayor ?
In terms of performance Adebayor just had an outstanding season, he scored 30 goals in all competitions (48 games) with an goal per game average of 0.625 goals. During a good part of the season he was our lonely striker and delivered some much needed goals. His 24 goals in the EPL are quite impressive, according to the Arsenal.com website: “The Club’s top scorer, Emmanuel Adebayor, plundered 24 goals compared with the 11 that Robin van Persie had topped the list with the year before. In fact, since the inception of the Premier League, only Thierry Henry has scored more League goals in a season for the Club”. What can we expect from him next season ? It is difficult to predict but a season as good as last is highly unlikely.
In terms of style and technical quality he is not the typical Arsenal striker, since he does not share skills his predecessors had (Bergkamp and Henry mainly) therefore leaving fans frustrated when such skills are required. His passing and crossing are normally poor and when he tends to go wide he makes the team slower and we end up losing the ball.
In terms of loyalty there is no such thing anymore. We live in times of agents and money therefore not much can be expected in this regard.
The answer is very simple, it depends on the price, if Milar or Barca are willing to pay some of the figures that have been published (£28 million – £30 million) we should sell him just because we can get a replacement for half of that money and will have enough to make another good signing. Otherwise we should keep him and expect more goals from the Togolese player.
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