Football FanCast columnist Dan Machin is delighted to finally see the back of Emmanuel Adebayor and feels the deal leaves Arsenal better off.
There have being many high profile departures from Arsenal over the last few seasons but none more popular than that of Emmanuel Adebayor.
The Togolese forward completed his much coveted switch to Manchester City on Saturday evening for a fee believed to be in the region of £25 million.
It is a move that has been welcomed by the majority of Arsenal fans, myself included.
Adebayor's days were numbered as soon as last season kicked off and by getting rid of him now it bodes very well for the impending campaign. The 25-year-old has one of the worst attitudes of any modern day footballer and at times last season it hurt Arsenal dearly. His unwillingness to work for the team was unbelievable to watch and City are welcome to him. I would have happily offloaded him for half the price, if that!
Now that Wenger has funds to spend I hope he does invest in a new addition or two, notably a holding midfielder. We have plenty of strikers that can play upfront; Van Persie, Eduardo, Arshavin, Vela, Bendtner and Walcott, but the arrival of someone like Marouane Chamakh would provide more healthy competition and more options – which can only be a good thing.
With the news of Ade's departure I now feel Arsenal are better equipped to win any of the four trophies up for grabs, and wouldn't it be nice to see the look on his face if we did!