No regrets over exits - Wenger

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Arsene Wenger insists he has no regrets over seeing both Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure leave Arsenal for Manchester City.

Some £41million of Manchester City's summer spending spree went to the Gunners for the services of their Togo frontman and long-time defensive stalwart Toure, who is likely to captain City in Saturday's match between the two clubs.

Wenger, though, would not be drawn on the reasoning behind the transfers - but said: "There are no hard feelings for Toure or Adebayor."

He added: "I always wish my former players to be happy.

"It is part of life that players move on. That is not a reason that you want them not to be happy.

"I am extremely confident they will be and wish them well."

Adebayor has certainly hit the ground running at his new club - finding form straight away for City with three Barclays Premier League goals in as many games.

Wenger admits the Togo striker, whom he plucked from Monaco three years ago, has been "on fire" - but rejected suggestions his switch to Eastlands was all about money.

"Adebayor has started the season on fire and we have to put that fire out," he said.

However, Wenger maintained: "I do not regret losing him. I believe we lost a great player, but we have other great players behind."

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