Man City boss Hughes: Adebayor, Toure will be up for Arsenal clash

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is confident Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure will be up for this weekend's clash with former club Arsenal.

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is confident Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure will be up for this weekend's clash with former club Arsenal.

"When you have been at a club for a long time it can be difficult to deal with changing, but you get into the game very quickly," Hughes told City's website.

"Leading into games there will be lots of interest in how you feel going up against a club you spent a long time with. I'm sure that Ade and Kolo will have those conversations leading right up to kick off, but once the game starts the focus is sharper."

The pair have proved to be a big hit with team-mates and fans in their relatively brief time with the Blues so far, something the Manager sees as stemming from the way they carry themselves both on and off the pitch.

He continued: "They are both great guys, but the quality they show in games makes it very easy for them to integrate into the group because there is huge respect for what they have done as professional footballers. Their personalities lend themselves to being great assets to the squad as well, and as soon as they walk in a room the respect the others have for them is evident every single day.

"Kolo and Ade have responded really well to that, the fans can appreciate what they do and understand the quality they have brought to City. I think it's been a great move for both of them."

 
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