Former Gunner to inflict pain after transfer storm

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright is tipping Tottenham Hotspur new boy Emmanuel Adebayor to inflict more pain on The Gunners during this weekend's north London derby.

The Togolese striker has scored three goals in his first three games for Spurs, including two in the club's demolition of Liverpool.

With the club's derby with Arsenal on the horizon, Wright is expecting the African hitman to hit his straps once again, and for Tottenham's revival to continue.

"The only person stopping the guy is himself," said Wright.

"After a tough start, which included matches against both Manchester clubs, Tottenham's season is beginning to take shape and Adebayor is playing a central role.

"On Sunday, it's the North London derby, and it's written in the stars that Adebayor will score."


"While half of Arsenal fans hate him, I reckon the other half would have him back tomorrow,"added Wright.

"He's capable of scoring more than 20 goals every season.

"Maybe Arsene Wenger lost patience with him but I certainly believe Harry Redknapp is the man to get the best out of him.

"Even if Spurs are having to pay a loan fee of a few million, Adebayor is a very shrewd signing and I have no doubt Harry will pull out all the stops and try to sign him permanently."

Arsenal's defensive problems this season, which saw them concede eight against Manchester United and four against Blackburn Rovers, means Adebayor could be back to haunt his old side, like he did to The Gunners during his first season with Manchester City.

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