Misled or just plain stupid? That's the question I keep asking myself. Announcing one moment that he is staying and the next suggesting he could be leaving suggests to me that Ade isn't the brightest fella around.
When the first statement came out I was impressed by Ade's loyalty, when the second came out I was left scratching my head feeling slightly bemused.
I think the Arsenal fans are split on Ade. I've always been impressed with his work rate for the team although I can get frustrated with his finishing at times. He fights for the team and if he left then we really would miss that work rate. Ask Rio Ferdinand or John Terry how hard a time he has given them.
He isn't all about goals, and I believe we have far better finishers at the club in Eduardo and Robin Van Persie, but they cant match Ade for graft.
If he is trying to get a new improved contract he has gone about it in a very wrong way. Arsenal fans as it is have spilt views on him and this won't endear him any further to anyone! It seems that he may have got slightly too big for his Adidas boots and he should remember that the grass isn't always greener on the other side.
He could become a great player at Arsenal, but what he must remember is that the greats do it consistently for years, he has done it for one season. I believe that last season performances have made him think he is better than what he is. Can he produce the same form next season? Not at another club he can't.
He must remember that. We Gooners stuck by Ade even during the lean misfiring times, does he really think that the Barca or Milan faithful will support him like we do? I can see the white hanky's already!
And what about Wenger? Le Boss took a gamble, made him number one striker even though many of us Gooners wanted a replacement for Henry. Wheres the loyalty there?
If the offer of £23 million is there, I'd sell and sign someone else. Ade has clearly been listening to others around him who don't have his best interests at heart and are only interested in lining their own pockets.
He has been misled and very stupid in his conduct. He is replaceable, he isn't like Cesc or Sagna, and whoever plays upfront for Arsenal will score goals simply because of the chances that we create.
It's a shame, but he may find his route in football the same as Anelka has. A player who listens to others around him to much and who doesn't fulfil his true potential.
A footballing nomad.
So don't forget Ade, in six years when you are pushing thirty and playing for your sixth club in five years remember that Arsene doesn't resign players.
I hope you have no regrets.
Keep it Goonerish........