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The Arsenal Debate team were delighted to attend the game with Manchester City who arrived at the Emirates for the eagerly awaited second league meeting between the teams after the antics of Adebayor earlier in the season. Arsene Wenger had hoped Arsenal supporters would respect the attendance of all four former gunners (Kolo, Patrick, Emanuaelle, Sylvinho). How wrong he was as Arsenal fans bickered at the presence of Ade throughout the game culminating with the arrival of the player who came on as a second half substitute.


Former Gunner Adebayor returned to the Emirates Stadium with City as the two sides played out a dull 0-0 draw. The most notable incident in the game, apart from a serious injury to blues goalkeeper Shay Given, was the introduction of Adebayor in the second-half.

Wenger had asked fans not to react with hostility to the former Togo international in his pre-match programme notes, but there was no quelling the anger from the majority of the home support.

When asked what he thought about the boos, Wenger said: "What can I do about that?

"I said before the game that I want everybody to be respected so you know clearly what I think." The French tactician did concede that the introduction of Adebayor spiced up what was not the best footballing spectacle.

"It made it a bit livelier because our supporters suddenly got lively," he added.

On the game itself Arsene Wenger had this to say. "He (Adebayor) was focused and motivated and sharp and he won some longer balls and that's why suddenly it was a bit livelier."But even then they (City) didn't commit a lot. They played a lot on the counter-attack and when you can break counter-attacks up there is not a lot of trouble.

"We created very few chances and Manchester City didn't create anything. They were highly focused on defending well and we could not find the opener.

"And, as long as we couldn't do that, it was a locked game."

The result means Arsenal are almost assured of third place in the league table as City stay fifth as they chase the final UEFA Champions League place.

When asked who out of Tottenham, City and Aston Villa would clinch fourth spot, Wenger remarked: "That's very difficult to predict.

"You would expect the two teams winning their next game and then it will be Man City v Tottenham that will be the decider.

"Man City has a little home advantage but it will be interesting until the end.

"It's difficult to predict. I'm not good enough in predictions to say."

 
joe82
4/25/2010

another poor display from an increasingly deflated team. yes we have a huge injury crisis at the moment but there was no effort or passion in our performance at all. surely the fans deserve more :(((

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lazygunner
4/25/2010

arsenal till i die. another dissapointing season yes, but im sure in time wenger will get it right...

cesq is my hero xx

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james arsenalgunner
4/25/2010

signings this summer.

striker: chamakh
midfielder: james milner
defender: micah richards
goalkeeper: buffon or joe hart

anyone agree??

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thanku arsenal debate
4/25/2010

finally a website with all the information i want in one place....

:)))))))))))

ps. god is an arsenal fan....

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kela
4/25/2010

i agree james...we require at least 4 new signings who are experienced and proven to be quality players....we needs to spend a lot this summer, we have a good young team but its not enough...

man city, chelski, manure are all going to buy this summer

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james
4/25/2010

by the way, i was at the game yesterday too....probably the most boring i have ever seen..

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