Adebayor set for Togo duty

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Togo look set to risk the wrath of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger by playing striker Emmanuel Adebayor in their World Cup qualifier against Cameroon.

The 25-year-old has been out since the start of February with a hamstring injury and is not due back to action until after the international break, but still travelled to Accra ahead of Saturday's clash.

Togo coach Jean Thissen confirmed the frontman is in his plans, saying: "Ade did not come here for nothing, he is here to play against Cameroon."

He added: "He is the main man for the national team. He is my captain, the nation can count on him.

"He has always given his best for the country so he will be a boost to the squad. He is a wonderful player."

England winger Theo Walcott is another player Wenger expects to be fully fit when Barclays Premier League action resumes against Manchester City on April 4 following a knee problem.

With the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Villarreal three days later, Arsenal will also be hoping captain Cesc Fabregas can be available after more than three months out with his serious knee injury.

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