Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor claims that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger influenced his decision to leave the Gunners for the Blues.
His discussion with boss plainly pointed out that he wouldnâ€™t be a part of Wengerâ€™s line-up and that left him with no option but to look elsewhere to further his football career. He also mentioned that his final year with Arsenal was difficult and hence it was an easy decision to move but it was clearly to keep his career running and not to line his pockets.
“When I had a good discussion with the boss, I realized that what he was trying to tell me was that if I stayed, I would not have a chance to play,” the 25 yr old told CNN.
â€œI’m happy at City and people who question my decision to come here can go away. To be a part of City’s first Premier League title, getting into the Champions League is a great challenge for me. I’m here for the football, not money.â€
The Togo international whilst defending his action went on to accuse Arsenal fans for his behavior in his first match against the Gunners and alleged it was their jealousy and offensive actions of singing songs insulting his family members that swayed him to one such act.
The formal Arsenal player was banned for three matches with a fine of Â£25,000 by the Football Association for raking his studs down the face of Robin van Persie and for running the lengths of the field celebrating his goal during City’s win over Arsenal.
“There may be people who are jealous of what I am about and have achieved in the game, despite my humble background. People can say what they want and I will just score goals in a team that wants me to be here, and in front of fans that appreciate me.
â€œWhen I heard Arsenal fans singing, insulting my family I had to respond, respond – which way? I don’t have a choice. I cannot go into the fans and start shouting, I cannot do anything, and the better way to respond is to score a goal against them. And that is what I managed to do.â€
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