"When that money came in from Barcelona for Henry, Wenger must have been looking at it and looking at Adebayor and thinking it was Christmas," the Reading man said.

"He had a player waiting there for his chance, and the unbelievable thing is that he probably won't even spend the money.

"Just looking at Adebayor as a technician and as a football player, that is what every striker should aspire to. He is just fantastic.

"Arsenal have one major injury in (Robin) van Persie, and they don't even look as if they are missing him. Adebayor now plays up front on his own - and he is almost like two strikers up there."