After instantly scoring in his Manchester City debut, former Gunner Emmanuel Adebayor is back in slamming mood – against Arsenal fans.
The Togolese has lashed out at gooners who jeered him during last season and expressed appreciation to City fans who gave him a warm welcome – singing his name at Edwood Park yesterday.
The 25-year-old had a similar fond relationship with Arsenal fans in his early days as a Gunner but following the summer of 2008 – when he was strongly linked with an exit – a portion of the Emirates Stadium faithful turned onto his sour side.
Adebayor gave the ultimate response to critics following his big-money move to Eastlands by scoring three minutes into his first game as a Man. City player, but his message in a post-match interview proved even more hostile to his old fans.
“The most important thing is that we won the game, but I’m very happy,” he told City’s official website. “The fans showed that they love me – the noise they made was unbelievable.
“It was very different from Arsenal. I want to give back to them what they give to me. It’s not difficult to give 100 per cent for fans like that, and I look forward to keeping this going.”