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.

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“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.”