Emmanuel Adebayor just can’t leave Arsenal alone, can he?
The latest in a long line of interviews where he attempts to portray himself as some sort of angel, hard-done by Arsenal and Arsene Wenger is quite frankly, laughable.
And while I really shouldn’t take the bait I’m going to by carving up his latest comments to show that once-and-for-all, Adebayor is a delusional liar of the highest order.
“Arsène Wenger can never say that I wanted to leave. It was because Arsène didn’t want me any more.”
That is probably because you spent the previous summer trying to get a move to Barcelona or Milan and when the deal fell through, failed to put any real effort in on the pitch.
“The most annoying thing about the whole story is when people say I wanted to leave for the money. If I had really wanted to, I would have left two years ago for the money and gone to Milan or Barcelona.”
You did want to go for money and to move to a “bigger” club. The problem was, they wouldn’t pay the buy-out fee and it dashed your hopes of joining the club you wanted to. Quite frankly you couldn’t have left “if you had really wanted to” because you were under contract and neither of those clubs were willing to pay the amount needed to buy you, probably because they didn’t think you were worth it. Just 7 goals in 17 starts as well as seven games out with suspension probably indicates they were right.
“I read that it was me who was the troublemaker in the changing room. That’s unbelievable. If one player can say that I, Emmanuel Adebayor, spoke badly to anyone in the changing rooms then I’d honestly like to know who it is. It has never happened in my life.”
If you had any morsel of intelligence you would realise that you can be a disruption in the changing room without speaking badly of players. At a club like Arsenal where team spirit and unity is paramount to the potential success of the manager and the squad, publicly looking for a move and then getting a massive, unjustified pay-rise as a result is bound to cause a few problems. You might not have the players to “f*** off” to their faces, but you certainly did it with your actions and pathetic on-field displays last season.
“If Arsène has a big heart we can go on a TV show to have a debate and he will never say I told him I wanted to leave the club. He’ll never say that. He knows it full well.”
And you know full well that no person would be stupid enough to go on a TV show with you to have a debate over something as pointless as this. Arsene Wenger has better things to do with his time, like building a team of players actually capable of winning the league as opposed to a bunch of overpaid, overrated mercenaries who can only quantify success as sneaking into the Champions League.
“It will be 90 minutes of hell. The fans will boo me, insult me, because, until now, they haven’t understood why I left. I’m the bad guy.”
We fully understand the reason you left and that’s why you are the bad guy. You deserve to be booed, insulted and given hell because Arsene Wenger and the club turned you from a young pretender into a player capable of leading the line for one of the best clubs in the world. Yet you still wanted more and were happy to essentially f*** the club over in order to get it. That’s why you deserve the reception you will undoubtedly get.
“I shouldn’t have done that [the celebration] but we are all human. I made a mistake, but who doesn’t?”
Pointing out other peoples mistakes doesn’t make what you did OK. It just shows yet again that you are happy to deflect any of your wrong-doings onto other people.
I just can’t wait for Arsenal v City at The Emirates. What about you?
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