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Emmanuel Adebayor's agent is to meet Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to see if the striker still has a future at the club.

Adebayor is mulling over a move after a frustrating season, which has seen him targeted by some of Arsenal's supporters, while Wenger himself said he wouldn't have a problem selling the 25-year-old to another Premier League club.

The funds from a possible sale would also bolster Wenger's options in the transfer market in the summer.

Wenger is set to meet with Adebayor's representative, Stephane Courbis, at the end of the campaign. "I do not know if the future of Emmanuel is with Arsenal,'' he told Calcio Mercato. "The only certainty is that at the end of the season I will meet with Wenger to assess the situation.''

Courbis insists there has been no contact with other clubs about a potential move - Adebayor has been linked with Chelsea and appeared close to joining AC Milan last summer - and Wenger's future could be a key factor in whether he stays.

Wenger has been criticised by a vocal minority of supporters, then small shareholders at a Q&A session last week.

After holding talks with chief executive Ivan Gazidis, Wenger said he would stay at the club.

Adebayor's commitment has also been questioned by fans and ex-players such as Ray Parlour, and whether he stays looks to be directly linked to Wenger's future..

"Emmanuel is not criticised by the entire stadium, some of the fans think that way, some another,'' Courbis said.

"That dispute is only a small part of things, and Wenger has defended the boy which only shows what a good relationship there is between the coach and Emmanuel.''

He added: "I have to take stock of the situation with Wenger and at this moment it is premature to talk about any of these things.''

During his Q&A session, Wenger insisted he had faith in his current squad.

"When I came here, it struck me that this club is something special, with its attitude, fair play, generosity, and I'm very proud of the team we had this year on that front as well, because I believe that this team will give a lot in making Arsenal fans and supporters very proud,'' he said.

Meanwhile, striker Eduardo has undergone surgery on his ankle and is expected to return for pre-season.

"Eduardo underwent simple revision surgery on his left ankle,'' read a statement from the club. "The operation went well and Eduardo will follow a dedicated rehabilitation programme throughout June. He is expected to return to full training in pre-season with the rest of the squad.''


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