Arsenal seal Adebayor deal
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal have sealed the signing of Emmanuel Adebayor.
Arsenal have signed their second player in 24 hours after landing Monaco's Emmanuel Adebayor.
Arsene Wenger has moved quickly to seal Adebayor's signature as he is set link-up with his national side Togo for the forthcoming African Cup of Nations.
"He has shown in his performances with Monaco and Togo that he will add great quality to our offensive game. He is tall, good in the air and makes good runs.
"We are looking forward to him joining the squad when he returns from the African Nations Cup."
Adebayor became available after a public falling out with Monaco earlier this week and now he has secured a move to Highbury.
Arsenal are understood to have fended off a number of Premiership rivals to land the 21-year-old - who will not make his Arsenal debut until next month due to the ACN in Egypt.
The African target-man was delighted with the switch commenting: "This is a great day for me.
"I am joining Arsenal, one of Europe's leading teams, with a squad containing so many great players.
"I am looking forward to working very hard for the team and I hope I can give the Arsenal fans a lot of enjoyment in the future."
The signing of Adebayor comes just hours after Arsenal unveiled Vassiriki Diaby - whom they bought from another Ligue 1 outfit, Auxerre.