Date: 9th October 2007 at 5:41pm
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Manu Adebayor has spoken of the excellent understanding he shares with his Arsenal strike partner Robin Van Persie.

Many had predicted that Arsenal would struggle to find goals this season after selling the record breaking Theirry Henry to Barcelona in the summer.

That hasn’t been the case at all. Arsenal lead the Premiership goal scoring charts with 19 goals in 8 games, as well as 4 goals in two Champions League games.

Adebayor has bagged himself six league goals already this season, just two short of his total tally last season. While Robin Van Persie has scored 7 goals in 11 games.

‘The understanding between us is magnificent. That is what is giving us strength at the moment.

Not bad for a team in decline eh?

Speaking to Arsenal.com Adebayor said: ‘He likes to have the ball at his feet more than I do. He likes to get off the front line and he has the technical skills to do that.

‘I am tall, I can climb high and I can go deep. I am more of a pivot for the team.


‘At the training ground in the 10 v 10 games and the 8 v 8s we are always on the same team.

‘Automatically he tells me where he wants the ball to go and I’ll tell him where I want it to go.’