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Adebayor called up by Togo

Arsenal striker to travel to Africa despite period out of action

Adebayor: Togo call-up

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Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been named in the Togo squad for the World Cup qualifier against Cameroon.

The 25-year-old has been sidelined with a hamstring injury sustained in February's 0-0 draw at North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Adebayor was expected to return to first-team action after the international break, with the Gunners' home clash against Manchester City on 4th April pencilled in as a possible comeback date.

However, Arsenal have confirmed the forward will travel to Africa ahead of Togo's match on Saturday's, although it is considered extremely doubtful he will play.

Our time

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Manuel Almunia believes Arsene Wenger's side are relishing their role as the forgotten team in the title race.

He told the club's official website: "Now is our moment because no-one is talking about us and we are coming back. The fans have to be optimistic.

"We keep going, we have time to do important things but now the most important thing is to win against Manchester City.

"There is time, there are eight games left in the league and we can do something important, and we are also in the UEFA Champions League."