What the papers say: Adebayor wonder strike gives Arsenal the edge

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The Sun Villarreal 1 Arsenal 1
MOVE over Jens Lehmann. There’s a new hero in town. Emmanuel Adebayor will never be as fondly regarded by Arsenal fans as former idols like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp or Ian Wright. But even if the Togo target man never kicks another ball in anger for the club, at least he is now guaranteed a special place in Gunners folklore. 

The Daily Mirror - Stunning Emmanuel Adebayor goal gives Gunners the edge
Emmanuel Adebayor netted a crucial away goal as Arsenal came from behind to secure a draw against Villarreal in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at El Madrigal.

The Daily Mail - Adebayor hits goal in a million - but Gallas could miss the rest of the season
Emmanuel Adebayor’s overhead kick fired Arsenal closer to the Champions League semi-finals but William Gallas is likely to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The Daily Express - AWAY GOAL PUTS GUNNERS ON TOP
Emmanuel Adebayor netted a crucial away goal as Arsenal came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Villarreal in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at El Madrigal.

The Daily Star - SPAIN PAIN'S AD AN END
Emmanuel Adebayor made sure Arsenal did not suffer more pain in Spain with a stunning equaliser against Villarreal.

The Times - Emmanuel Adebayor’s wonder strike keeps Arsenal on course
The usually fascinating Arsène Wenger has been in danger of losing his audience while repeatedly extolling the virtues of his young players at various points this season, although even the most hardened of sceptics may be ready to sit up and listen now.

The Daily TelegraphArsene Wenger pleased despite injury blows to William Gallas and Manuel Almunia
William Gallas looks certain to miss the rest of the season after suffering medial knee ligament damage in Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Villarreal, while Manuel Almunia is likely to be ruled out of the second leg after damaging his ankle.

The Independent - Adebayor's acrobatics give Arsenal advantage
An Emmanuel Adebayor wonder goal dragged an injury-hit Arsenal back into their Champions League quarter-final last night. With the Togo forward immense at one end and Kolo Touré his equal at the other, Arsène Wenger's side recovered from a nightmare first half.

The Guardian - Emmanuel Adebayor gives Arsenal the edge over Villarreal
The hallmark of the truly great goalscorers is often said to be an ability to emerge from nowhere, perhaps when their team is down, and bring the opposition to their knees, to change the course of a game with one moment of cold-eyed precision. Emmanuel Adebayor might not rank in such exalted company but the Arsenal striker ticked plenty of boxes here when he conjured a magnificent moment to set his team fair for progress to the Champions League semi-finals.

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