Saturday, March 28, 2009
Do we need Adebayor?
The rumour mills have started early this year and yet AGAIN Adebayor is linked with a big money move away from the club with the most likely destination AGAIN being AC Milan.
The question is, if we get a large offer for the Togo International should we do our best to fend off the interested team or should we take the money and run?
I am not the biggest fan of Adebayor. When he is good he is awesome but when he is bad he is terrible and often misses the easiest of chances.
He had a very good season last year scoring a lot of goals and this season he has been hampered by injury but I still believe we could do with someone of better quality up front.
Adebayor is strong and wins headers something we can only really say about one other of our strikers, Bendtner but he is definitely not the solution as he is even more inconsistent than Adebayor.
Our other attackers are all small and skilful which is fantastic but we also need to complement them with a battering ram up front.
A player that provides strength, aerial power and gets stuck in.
The fact is that we would maybe miss not having Adebayor or someone like him to call upon.
There are not many players in world football in the mould of Adebayor at the moment.
Chelsea’s Drogba is a similar type player but more accomplished and this could largely be down to the age difference between the players.
But the real question is if we could take the money for Adebayor and get someone better to play the same type of role could we find him?
If we get a bid say of £35 million, which is the figure being mentioned in the press, I don’t think we can turn down an offer like that but who do we replace him with? I am struggling to come up with a name.
Two players I would love to see at Arsenal are David Villa and Aguero. Aguero is unlikely to be possible for anything less than the money we will receive for Adebayor whereas Villa is reluctant to leave Spain.
But even if we did get one of these players there is no doubt they are more skilful and better players than Adebayor but they won’t win the aerial battles for us.
There is then the likes of Santa Cruz who could play the role for us but that would almost certainly start a bidding war which would result in us probably being priced out of the market.
So there appears only to be one solution, sell Adebayor for £35 million, Wenger plucks another player from obscurity for £2 million who is in fact better than Adebayor and we spend the rest of the money, hopefully, on solidifying the centre of defence and maybe a defensive midfielder.
That way everyone wins and we hopefully win the league.