Former Emirates striker decides to stick the knife in.
EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR has taunted former club Arsenal once again by claiming Manchester City feels like a BIGGER club.
The Togo striker believes he can sense that Eastlands is eclipsing The Emirates.
And he reckons a good run in the Premier League will confirm that they are leaving the Gunners in the shade – even though he spoke about leaving City towards the end of the transfer window.
When asked if he felt like he was playing for a bigger club than Arsenal, Adebayor replied: “Yeah, it does feel like that.
“With the great new players we’ve got we have a wonderful chance to make history.
“But it’s all about results. If we can win ten games in a row, people will class Manchester City as bigger than Arsenal.”
Adebayor, 26, is already in the bad books with many Arsenal fans following his infamous length-of-the-field goal celebration when he scored against the Gunners last season.
He apologised but was banned for three games after being found guilty of violent conduct for kicking former team-mate Robin van Persie in the face. (Daily Star)
Interestingly enough, Manchester City have indeed become a bigger club and as a result the former Arsenal man can’t get a game. Clearly Adebayor is a figure of hate with the north London club and for the Togo international to make such a comment seems bizarre to say the least. Could he not have easily said “City are as big as Man United or Chelsea”, because surely the aim for the mega rich club is to overhaul those two and challenge for the title as much as it is trying to secure a top four finish.
He was probably led into giving such a comment and the issue of which club is ‘bigger’ is in many ways mindless as clearly the only evidence for such statements will come when the season is over and you see where the respective sides are placed in the table.
Adebayor angered a great many people in the manner with which he tried to leave Arsenal, a club who essentially made him who he is, and the fact that Roberto Mancini doesn’t appear to see him as a regular first team starter will of course please many Gunners supporters.
Having played just 22 minutes of the first three Premier League matches for Man City this term the former Monaco man must be wondering what the future holds for him and he may well be on his way to Italy at the next available opportunity with the likes of Juventus and Roma reportedly interested in securing his services.