Clichy: Arsenal can score without Adebayor

Arsenal defender Gael Clichy insists the Gunners will be fine without Emmanuel Adebayor this season, with the club bagging goals right throughout the side.

Adebayor scored 46 league goals in three years with the North London outfit before joining Manchester City this summer.

And the front-man had netted in each of the Blues' opening four league games prior to receiving a three-match ban for stamping on former team-mate Robin van Persie's face.

However, Arsene Wenger's side - to date - have not missed the Togolese target-man's presence up-front, with the Gunners netting 30 goals in their first 11 matches of the campaign.

Central defenders William Gallas and Thomas Vermaelen have contributed seven, with midfielders Andriy Arshavin, Cesc Fabregas, Denilson, Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby and Tomas Rosicky also getting their names on the scoresheet.

And Clichy is confident that Arsenal can challenge for honours this season without the former Monaco man.

“I think last night we showed we can score,” he said after the 2-0 Champions League victory against Olympiakos.

“The midfielders are scoring as are the strikers.


“Of course we lost a great player in Adebayor but we have got a lot of other players like Arshavin, Rosicky, Eduardo, Van Persie and Fabregas as well.

“I think we have got plenty of quality to score goals from anywhere, which can only be good for the team.

“We want to win something but you don't want to think about it too much because it adds pressure to the team. We have the quality to do it but we have to keep going.”


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