Robinho set for City axe at Arsenal
However, it is believed that, Blues boss, Mark Hughes was considering omitting the striker anyway, with the 25-year-old having failed to net in any of his last 13 outings.
And rumours abound that Hughes may even be prepared to listen to offers for Robinho this summer, with the former Real Madrid marksman failing to justify his hefty price tag, especially away from Eastlands where he has scored only twice this campaign.
“We still feel that until the end of the season, he will be important for us," Hughes said.
“Robbie is a player of great quality and we have to find a way of getting the best out of him, particularly away from home as it’s patently obvious that we aren’t doing that.”
Should Robinho be left out for the Emirates Stadium encounter, Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov could be set for a long-awaited return from injury.
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