Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Wenger hails Adebvayor

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has challenged 30-goal leading scorer Emmanuel Adebayor to improve next season - and warned the Togo striker against ending up a "nobody" through complacency.

The big African, 24, has this season gone some way to filling the boots of legendary forward Thierry Henry, who hit the personal milestone for five seasons in a row from 2001/02.

However, despite finding the net for an impressive streak of nine consecutive games earlier in the campaign, Adebayor lost his magic touch as the Gunners bid for Barclays Premier League and European glory faded.

Wenger is in no doubt there is more to come from the frontman, but only if his strict "work ethic" continues.

"Emmanuel took his tally to 30 for the season with a hat-trick at Derby, but there is some room for him to improve - and that makes me very positive," said the Arsenal manager.

"I believe he has to keep a good working attitude.

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