Wenger sticks to guns

LONDON - Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said on Saturday he expected to see striker Emmanuel Adebayor, subject of transfer speculation over the summer break, report for today's training.

LONDON - Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said on Saturday he expected to see striker Emmanuel Adebayor, subject of transfer speculation over the summer break, report for today's training.

The Togo striker has been the subject of persistent rumours of a move to AC Milan, but the Serie A giants have baulked at a ß28 million fee when the Italians are not in the lucrative Champions League in the coming season.

Adebayor was top scorer for the Gunners last season with 30 goals but wants an improved wage deal.

But Wenger told Sky Sports News: "Adebayor is under contract and we expect him to turn up on Monday and practice."

Arsenal, after edging Barnet 2-1 in a pre-season friendly, will head to a training camp in Austria at the end of the month prior to hosting the Emirates Cup also involving Juventus, Real Madrid and a Hamburg side now coached by former Tottenham manager Martin Jol.

The Gunners then participate in the Amsterdam Tournament ahead of a Champions League qualifier on August 12 or 13. - Sapa-AFP

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