Wenger builds a bridge and gets over Adebayor

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has moved on from the Emmanuel Adebayor saga.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has moved on from the Emmanuel Adebayor saga.

The Togo international, sold to Manchester City for £25million during the summer, has been banned for three matches for his stamp on Robin van Persie in the 4-2 win over his old club last Saturday - and faces the threat of further punishment if the Football Association take a dim view of his controversial goal celebration in the same game at Eastlands.

Adebayor is now claiming it was the Arsenal players who showed him a lack of respect by not wanting to shake hands before the match, as well as insisting it was the club which decided to sell him.

However, when pressed on the latest developments the Gunners manager chief to be drawn on the issue any more.

"We have to put that behind us now and focus on what is in front of us," said Wenger.

"Personally I believe what is very important for us is to focus on Saturday's game and forget all that happened last weekend.

"Adebayor plays for Man City, he does not play for Arsenal anymore and I am here to speak about the players who play for our club and not those who do not anymore.

"I believe that what is important is what is good for the club: what is good for Arsenal is that we win football games so let us focus on that."

 
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