Arsene Wenger wary of the offensive potential of Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor

Arsenal are set to go up against their former striker when they face Crystal Palace.

Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on former striker Emmanuel Adebayor ahead of Arsenal’s meeting with Crystal Palace this weekend, in comments to the club’s official website.

Thee Gunners are set to come up against their former striker when they face Alan Pardew’s side on Sunday.

Adebayor enjoyed three years with the London club, scoring 46 goals in 104 league games, before completing an acrimonious move to Manchester City.

He has only managed one goal in seven games for the Eagles so far since joining in January, but Wenger insists he is a player with huge offensive potential.

“He is a player with huge offensive potential,” he told the club’s official website.

“He is always fired up against us but we had a great contribution to his career. One way Adebayor excels is through the heading of the ball.”

“His ability is to catch the ball on crosses and he can score. He is quite quick with the balls over the top, which means on counter attacks he can be dangerous as well.”

Adebayor will certainly be hoping he can have more luck in front of goal than he did against Everton in midweek.

The striker was a substitute in that game, but missed several decent chances that could have seen his side win the game and secure a vital three points.

Instead they had to settle for a frustrating 0-0 draw, a result Adebayor won’t be keen to repeat as he seeks to earn himself a long stay at Selhurst Park after his initial contract expires this summer.

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