Wenger: Song & Eboue Will Remain In Angola

Arsene Wenger will not attempt to recall his African stars from the continents bienniel tournament after the recent machine gun attack on the Togolese team bus.

Club sides are divided over the safety sanctions in place around their stars whilst participating in the African Cup of Nations, after Angola hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

The Frenchman revealed his satisfaction with the security measures in place in Angola during his post-match press conference following the 2-2 draw with Everton, and is backing the war torn nation’s decision to press on with the tournament.

“If you ask me what I think about that situation, I don’t believe you can just stop any competition at any incident because that will reward people who provoke the incident.” said the 60-year old Frenchman. 

“That means any competition in the world will be stoppable at any time.”

“I personally feel the competition has to go on.”

The tragic shooting saw three members of the Togolese non-playing staff killed as their coach was ambushed in the conflict-ridden state of Cabinda, which is the subject of an independence struggle initiated by the militant organisation FLEC (Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda).

Ex-Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor emerged unharmed from the horrific attack, but it remains unclear whether or not the Togolese side will participate or withdraw from the tournament.

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