Ray Parlour: Arsenal Are Right To Sell 'Lazy' Adebayor To Manchester City

The ex-Gunner is keen to see 'Ade' leave, so that the club can purchase another, more committed, forward...
Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour is completely supportive of Arsene Wenger's decision to sell Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Togo international appears to be moving closer to a move to Manchester City, and Parlour believes the Gunners will be getting rid of a "lazy" player.

He told The Daily Star, "He was too lazy at times last season and just didn’t do it.

"His body language wasn’t great. He has a big contract, which maybe is because he had a good season the year before – but he needs people behind him getting on his back.

"Wenger will not stand in his way because they can get a lot of money for him and then get a very good player to replace him. His attitude amazed me at times last season when he just didn’t put it in.

"Sometimes if things are not going well for you, you have to show desire."

Parlour then said that the reported fee of £30 million was a bonus for Arsenal, continuing, "At first I heard £30m bandied around, and I’d snap their hand off at that price.

"Then you go and get an excellent player who will work his socks off.”

Arjun Miglani, Goal.com