Date: 11th January 2007 at 4:31pm
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Arsene Wenger says that Manu Adebayor will return to the squad to face Blackburn on Saturday.

The Togo striker hasn’t played since Boxing Day when Arsenal beat Watford 2-1 away.

Gunners fans were gutted after the dancing (you’ve seen that third eye on Soccer AM) hitman (there’s a new nickname for him!) had found some form after scoring some important goals for the Gunners.

Luckily for Arsenal Van Persie found some form, Henry returned and Baptista well and truly annonced his arrival in English football with 4 goals against Liverpool.

Having so many in form strikers is excellent but it does give Arsene Wenger something of a selection problem, albeit a good problem.

Speaking to Arsenal.com ahead of Saturday’s game Wenger said: ‘Gallas was close to coming back but he had a little setback again.

‘I don’t think we will see Gallas for another two or three weeks.

‘Adebayor is back available again but Emmanuel Eboue is still not completely fit for Saturday.

‘We still have Ljungberg out, Gallas out, Eboue out, but everybody else is alright.’

Wenger also confirmed that Lauren is back in training after suffering from a minor toe injury.

‘He looks better, yes, but I think he will be a bit short for Blackburn because he only rejoins normal training on Friday,’ said Wenger.