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MANCHESTER - Arsene Wenger could be facing a desperate battle to keep Emmanuel Adebayor at Arsenal after the Togo international enhanced his reputation by helping the Gunners pull clear at the top of the Premier League.

MANCHESTER - Arsene Wenger could be facing a desperate battle to keep Emmanuel Adebayor at Arsenal after the Togo international enhanced his reputation by helping the Gunners pull clear at the top of the Premier League.

Adebayor helped himself to a brace as Arsenal ended Manchester City's unbeaten home record with a 3-1 win on Saturday.

It was a significant win as Manchester United were held 1-all by Tottenham later in the day and Adebayor deserved the headlines after a polished display that underlined why he is rapidly becoming one of the most talked about and sought-after forwards in European football.

Wenger praised Adebayor, but didn't help himself when suggesting Adebayor has filled the void left by Thierry Henry's going. - Sapa-AFP

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