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Arshavin calm over Ade future

Russian trusts boss Wenger to make right call on Togo striker

Arshavin: Trusts Wenger

Arshavin: Trusts Wenger

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Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin has told Sky Sports News he trusts manager Arsene Wenger's judgement over whether to replace the potentially departing Emmanuel Adebayor.

Togo international Adebayor has been linked with a reported £25million transfer to Manchester City and talks are believed to be at an advanced stage.

The towering striker has proved an excellent weapon for the Gunners since he joined the club from Monaco three years ago.

Adebayor has netted 62 goals in 142 appearances for the North London team but has grown unsettled at Emirates Stadium.

Arshavin concedes it is up to the attacker whether he leaves Arsenal but is confident the club are in safe hands under Wenger, who is said to be lining up Bordeaux's Marouane Chamakh as a replacement.

The Russia international told Sky Sports News: "I think it is very difficult for Arsenal and Adebayor as well.

"He is an excellent striker. Everybody knows him and he can score from nothing. But it is his decision whether he wants to stay or he wants to go.

"We have Arsene. He knows everything. He knows if we need someone then he will buy."