This man gets worse each day!
The Togo star swapped Emirates Stadium for Eastlands this summer and his first reunion with his ex-colleagues was marred by controversy.
Adebayor received a three-game suspension for his attack on Van Persie, while the forward was handed a suspended ban for celebrating in front of Arsenal fans.
The former Gunners ace now admits that he was wrong to stamp on Van Persie and that he wishes he had not performed the act.
Adebayor was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard: “It’s one of the things that you can’t do in football. That’s for sure.
“It’s true that if someone did that to me it would annoy and hurt me. I regret it, for sure.”
Meanwhile, Adebayor – who returned from his ban in Monday’s draw at Aston Villa – claims he was told to leave Arsenal by manager Arsene Wenger.
He said: “I talked with the coach and he told me I was one of Arsenal’s best-paid players, that the club was in the red, so maybe they wouldn’t be able to pay me any more – it would be better for me to go.
“I asked him, ‘Is it your choice or the club’s?’ He answered, ‘It’s everybody’s choice, from the whole club’. I was pushed out!”
He added: “Everybody says Adebayor went for the money. I think a lot of people are wrong because Arsenal bought me for five or six million and they sold me three-and-a-half years later for £25million.
“So people should know that it’s not me who wanted to leave for money, it’s Arsenal that forced me to go.”
Adebayor has also repeated his claim that insults from Arsenal fans provoked his goalscoring celebration in City’s 4-2 win over the Gunners in September.
He said: “I think we are all human beings and there are things we can stand and others we can’t. We all have limits. I’m lucky that my mother is still alive. I think I would never accept things being said and done regarding my mother.
“When I heard the fans singing and insulting my parents . . . I couldn’t stand it. When I scored, I wanted to show them, ‘You kicked me out of the club, now I’ve scored against you.’ It was a response to what happened, but I did not in any way want to provoke them.
“My relationship with Arsenal has broken in two. I wanted to stay. It’s true that I didn’t score a lot of goals last season, but I was often injured.” (Sky Sports)
So lets get this straight. He starts by sort of offering an apology for kicking RVP in the face and said that he regretted it, even though just a couple of weeks ago he stated “he couldn’t regret it”. He then goes on to justify his behaviour whilst at Arsenal by stating that he was forced out of the club.
Well clearly Emmanuel was forced out of the club, but only after he had given Arsene Wenger and Arsenal no choice following a myriad of reasons caused by his own greed had made him, quite rightly, public enemy number one with the team and it’s fans.
He is blatantly lying by stating he wanted to stay, that is his only recourse, his only possibly defence, and it is pure fiction. He wanted to leave the following summer after his obscene wage demands were not met, he tried his hardest to secure a move to Italy and then when that failed he moaned and complained his way through a season that saw him walk around the pitch as though he didn’t give a damn.
I can honestly state I have nothing against Manchester City Football Club and I have no pleasure in warning Emmanuel’s new employers, but mark my words he will shit on you from a high height before he is done at Eastlands. He has already shown his arrogant streak is a mile long by stating that had he been playing in the recent Manchester derby that they would not have lost, something that will surely make him friends amongst the clubs players!