Arsenal's Adebayor: I'm better for break

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor says he feels refreshed after being given a break manager Arsene Wenger last week.

Wenger had rested Adebayor to the bench for Saturday's Premier League game at Bolton, where Arsenal came back to win from 2-0 down and having a man sent off.

The Gunners boss felt his leading scorer had become somewhat "jaded" after playing so much football this season.

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Adebayor, 24, admitted the rest had done him good.

"I really needed that, because I had played all of the games during the season, even in the Carling Cup sometimes," he said.

"At the end of the day, I was tired and the boss is there to do that [rest me].

"You can see now that I am a little bit fresher than before. Now physically I am very good."

Adebayor insisted: "It is not that I put pressure on myself, but I have had to do the job alone because Robin van Persie got injured and then we lost Eduardo as well.

"Whenever the boss has asked me to do it, I have to do it. After all, I am here to play football, as much as I can.

"For me the most important thing is to keep on going, but as a human being if you need a break you have to take it."

He added: "I may have not been scoring, but I am making a lot of positive things for my team-mates. This is the most important thing.

"For me, it is not just about scoring, if you make something for someone else, that is just like a goal.

"I will just keep on going.

"If I get a chance, I will try to put it in. If I do not get a chance, then I will just work hard for my team-mates."

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