Adebayor insists Gunners still on target for title
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Emmanuel Adebayor maintains that Arsenal "still have the chance to do something" in the title race despite slipping out of the top four of the Premier League.
The Togo striker must now sit out the Gunners' next match, away to third-placed Aston Villa on Boxing Day, after he was sent off for a second caution during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium.
The 24-year-old and his manager, Arsène Wenger, were heavily critical of the referee, Howard Webb, for the dismissal but the pair will not face action from the Football Association for their comments.
The Togo striker insists Arsenal have shown they possess the character needed to force their way back into contention over the next five months. "At the end of the day, I can say it is a point gained because we were playing with 10 men for the last 30 minutes of the game," he said. "We are not happy, but we can be pleased with the performance of the team. Every single player has shown character and that is what is good.
"We just have to keep going now and have shown that, even with 10, we can play good football and so with 11 we have a chance to win. Against Liverpool, you could say the referee took those two points away. We are still there and have to keep going. The title is still open for everyone to win it."
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