Arsenal boss Wenger surprised by Adebayor

He said: “Adebayor has made one of the biggest improvements in his finishing of any player I have seen.

“He’s a bubbly character, an extrovert, a good spirit, a happy boy. He had a bad reputation in France but we have never discovered any aspect of that.

“When I bought him, I liked him because he would give us an option in the air. But, actually, he has given us many other options.”