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Adebayor set to return
03 Nov 2006 - 11:43:52
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks set to be able to call on the services of striker Emmanuel Adebayor for this weekend's Premiership clash with West Ham United as the Togo international has recovered from a thigh injury.
The 22-year-old sustained the problem in last month's Carling Cup victory at West Ham United and missed the Premiership draw with Everton and the Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow in midweek.
"We could have Emmanuel Adebayor available for the weekend," Wenger told the club's official website.
"I would rate his chances at about 90 per cent but Emmanuel Eboue and Freddie Ljungberg will still be short.
"Those three are the closest to coming back but the only one likely to join in is Adebayor."
Ljungberg's calf problem is likely to keep him sidelined for one more week, while Julio Baptista (hamstring) will be out for two weeks and Abou Diaby (ankle) is unlikely to feature in the first team until after the festive programme.
Adebayor has scored six goals in 25 appearances for the Gunners since moving to the club from AS Monaco in January.