Arsenal’s need for back up for Oliver Giroud is well documented and every striker and his dog has been mentioned in the same breath as the Gunners.
Targets like Diego Costa and Edison Cavani are nonsensical and would emerge as a great surprise if they were to develop, considering their present favourable club circumstances. Other names like Mitroglou and Martinez would have to adapt to the pace of the Premier League, so wouldn’t be a viable short term option.
RVP’s touted disharmony and return has also been mooted, but this also sounds like pie in the sky talk. But since it has been bandied about many Arsenal fans have been willing to forgive and forget and see it as a possibility.
Well if we are that desperate then why not Adebayor?
Hear me out before you click the page and make this seeming nightmare disappear.
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In his time at Arsenal, Adebayor was sometimes unplayable. In the two seasons that he was our main man, due to RVP’s love affair with the physio, he knocked in 46 goals in 85 appearances and contributed 12 assists.
His game suited the Arsenal style of play as he was good with his back to goal and helped link up and play the attacking midfielders in, and was lethal in front of goal with pace to burn over the crucial first 10 metres. Because the style suits him and he is familiar with it and the club there would be very little bedding in and ‘getting to know you’ time required.
And here is the biggest argument for signing him. Everywhere that he went after leaving God’s Country Adebayor had an instant impact. He scored in his first four games for City (unforgettably against ourselves for the fourth of those). He also got his Real Madrid and Spurs career off to flyers before the lethargy kicked in.
What is striking here is that over a short period of time he is capable of lifting his game to a world class level before his performance level drops to Skrill Premier standard. A motivated Adebayor is an imperious sight and nothing could be more motivating than earning the forgiveness of the fans you spurned, just like Flamini has done.
Added motivation would be to show the Spurs what they could have been missing before he seemingly fell out with AVB. As a short term solution this could be just the ticket to help push us over the title winning line. What do you Gooners think?