By Declan Taylor

Gael Clichy believes the perfect way for Emmanuel Adebayor to answer any remaining critics is to simply find the net.

The full back was speaking after Arsenal’s 4-0 victory over FC Twente in midweek when a minority of the Emirates Stadium crowd give the striker a luke-warm reception as he replaced Robin van Persie after 64 minutes.

“It is difficult for the fans,” admitted Clichy. “But I am sure if he starts scoring and in December is on 15 or 20 goals, everything will be fine.

“The big thing is to feel you are wanted from your club, your manager, your team-mates and the fans.

“It was a big disappointment for them to see what happened during the summer. But Ade is a big, big player and last year he showed he has the quality to be one of the best in Europe.

“We just have to be behind him.”

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29 Aug 2008