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Wenger hints at two strikers policy


Emmanuel Adebayor's return to fitness will provide Arsene Wenger with options on who should partner RvP up front, but it isn't likely to be Alexander Hleb, according to Le Prof.

Talking to the official Arsenal.com website, Wenger reveals that Hleb's pairing with the Dutch striker was necessary because of the injuries to Adebayor. But with the Togolese hitman ready to return to action as early as Saturday's home tie with Manchester City, Wenger is optimistic he won't have to select Hleb as a makeshift forward too often this season.

“Alex likes to play through the middle. But I must say if you ask Steven Gerrard or Tomas Rosicky or any of these kinds of creative players then they all say they want to play there," says Wenger.
 
“However, I cannot isolate Robin van Persie up there the whole year. It does not work on a longer period. It can work in some games but it cannot be the basis of your game. You need two strikers.”

Who do you think should partner RvP this Saturday? Do we need the aerial of Nicklas Bendtner, the holding capacity of Adebayor, or the poaching ability of Eduardo? Post you views using our comments section below

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Posted by Gordon Masson on August 23, 2007 in News, Players | Permalink

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