By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger believes that Emmanuel Adebayor is "back on track" after a slow start to the season.
The Togo striker returned from a two-month absence against Manchester City on Saturday with both goals as the Gunners tightened their grip on a Champions League qualifying spot.
Adebayor's brace took his tally for the season to 14. The 25-year-old has perhaps not scaled the heights of last year when he netted 30 times in all competitions but Wenger expects him to play a big part in a vital month for the Club.
“I believe he was like the team with a start that was not completely convincing and now he is back on track," said Wenger. "He looks confident and is determined again. And his body language is positive.
“He is there to get on the end of crosses, and we have a few players who can do that. Nicklas Bendtner is good in the air, Alex Song nearly scored two goals in the air so it looks all there at the moment but it’s important we have the focus and we keep the drive we had on Saturday going.”
With Adebayor, Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott back in the fold, and Robin van Persie, Eduardo, Samir Nasri and Abou Diaby all on the road to recovery, Wenger will have an embarrassment of attacking riches at his disposal. It’s a prospect which excites the Frenchman.
“We have Bendtner, who has played in nearly every game recently, we have Eboue and we have Nasri, Diaby, Eduardo, Van Persie," he said. "I don’t speak about Rosicky because he has not played for a long term, but we have five or six players who have not played.”Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source