Emmanuel Adebayor has no intention of making an attempt to win over Arsenal fans, as he is still winding them up 10 years on from his notorious aim celebration for Manchester City in opposition to the Gunners.
Adebayor left Arsenal for City in July 2009 after 4 seasons with the north London facet, having scored 62 targets for the membership.
Gunners fans weren’t proud of the striker becoming a member of a Premier League rival and let him know that with a fierce reception when Arsenal traveled to the Etihad in September ’09.
The Togo worldwide scored City’s third in a 4-2 victory and ran the size of the sphere to rejoice in entrance of the Arsenal supporters.
The wild celebration unsurprisingly enraged the touring fans and most have still not forgiven the 35-year-old.
If any have been feeling forgiving in the direction of Adebayor, they might have modified their thoughts after the ahead posted an image of the celebration on Instagram on the 10 yr anniversary of the occasion.
Predictably the publish drew loads of abuse from Arsenal fans, with one suggesting the celebration was the best achievement of his profession, to which Adebayor replied: ‘Money, cars, bank account, that’s what I got here to Europe for.’
After the match in 2009, Adebayor instructed the Sun: ‘I scored and wanted to show people it is not a good idea to abuse me. I really didn’t perceive it in any respect. I used to be operating on pure emotion and once you take emotion out of soccer we’re going to have a giant drawback.
‘People say I had time to think about because I ran the length of the pitch but that is not true. I was abused all match and scored a goal I knew would win the game for us. Ten seconds is nothing – your emotion is going to last a lot longer than that.’
Adebayor at all times felt the abuse from Arsenal fans was unjustified, explaining that it was Gunners boss Arsene Wenger who needed to promote him quite than him pushing for a transfer.
‘There is solely a lot abuse a person can take till he reaches breaking level. I couldn’t perceive among the Arsenal gamers being disrespectful in the direction of me.
‘I was being abused by people who six months ago were singing my name. The abuse was for no reason. It wasn’t my fault I left, it was Arsene who needed to just accept the supply for me. They have been all clapping Kolo however they have been shouting private abuse at me earlier than the match had even kicked off.
‘People talk about us as being football players and the money we earn, but just because we are fortunate it does not mean we need to take abuse. If you were to abuse a man in the street for over an hour he would react and it would be a worse reaction than a goal celebration.’
Adebayor signed for Turkish facet Kayserispor this summer season on a one-year contract.