WANTAWAY Spurs’ striker Emmanuel Adebayor, has sensationally claimed that he still harbours hopes of a return to Arsenal. The self described, “Gooner” turned down a move to Villa earlier this week amid media reports that the forward did not want to live in Birmingham. Adebayor claims these allegations are false but confirmed he will leave Tottenham this summer:
“Yes I will leave Spurs but once again, the media is creating lies about me. While it is true that I do not want to ever live in Birmingham for obvious reasons, my main motivation for turning down Villa was because I want to stay here, in North London. I will only sign for another club in this area.”
When it was put to Adebayor, by FMFN’s Francis Forde, that Arsenal were the only other club of significance in North London, he finally confirmed his desire:
“I am very hopeful of returning to my true home, 4.95 miles away. Mr Levy is a reasonable and fair man. I am sure he will grant my humble request after so many years of loyal service to Tottenham.”
Arsenal fans will no doubt be furious at the prospect of Adebayor returning to the Emirates, especially after his infamous knee-slide celebration against the Gunners for Man City in 2009. Adebayor now claims this celebration was misconstrued:
“When I slid like that on my knees to the Arsenal fans, it was a sign of respect and gratitude to them. It is a common gesture in Togo. I hope the Arsenal fans did not take any offense.”
The Togolese international joined the Gunner’s bitter rivals in 2011 on loan, much to the anger of Gooners fans and quickly emerged as a fan favourite at White Hart Lane, due to his dedication and commitment.
Surprisingly Adebayor claims to have “always been a Gunner” and wants to be reunited with Arsene Wenger at the Emirates despite his repeated accusations that Wenger molested him as a young boy in Togo. The 31-year-old backtracked for his earlier comments, saying: “Maybe it was Mancini, I’m not sure. It does seem like something Arsene would do though…”