Adebayor The Most Hated Player in the League
Arsenal fans relationship with Adebayor was tenuous at the best of times. In his first one and half seasons most fans lambasted the Togo striker and then he struck gold. He scored goal after goal for Arsenal as we pursued the title.
At the end of the season just to prove that he had not quiet gauge the Arsenal fans, Adebayor and his agent spent the summer sending out signals that he wanted to leave for AC Milan or Barcelona. In the end, after a protracted and very distracting summer, Adebayor signed a new contract, thought to be in the region of £80,000 a week. The Arsenal fans would not have begrudged him his new riches had he performed last season as he did the previous year. Unfortunately, the money had gone to his head and he put in a lazy and very forgettable season.
The fans were not happy, we and the club had been conned by Adebayor, he was a one season wonder and he could not be bothered to break sweat for the club. Towards the end of the season, many fans started to vent their anger at the Arsenal striker.
There was jubilation in the summer when Manchester City offered £25million for the striker and the club accepted the bid!
There was no love lost between Arsenal fans and Adebayor, but from what we know his former team-mates were still “friends” with Adebayor. All this changed on Saturday 12 September 2009.
Wenger had stated in the press that Arsenal had made Adebayor into the player he is, which is true. He was lumbering around south France gaining no recognition until Wenger bought him from Monaco.
Adebayor, who clearly is lacking several brain cells, took this as an insult. He started Saturday in a confrontational manner.
In the pre-match warm-up, he trained in the Arsenal half of the pitch. This was a blatant taunt to his former team-mates and fans. It was no surprise to anyone with one brain cell, which would exclude Harry Redknapp, Mark Hughes and Adebayor ( the three horsemen of ignorance) that the Arsenal fans would give Adebayor a rough time. Adebayor went about his game last Saturday trying to break legs (Fabregas) and dislodge eyes (van Persie). How the referee missed either challenge must be questioned by the FA. Then the lumbering forward scored, this ignited the madness pattern inside him. He ran straight for the Arsenal fans to taunt them.
Adebayor has been banned for three games for the van Persie challenge, which does not help Arsenal. Had he been sent off at that point who know how the game would have evolved? As for the taunting of the Arsenal fans, I am not of the opinion that this is worthy of punishment. Many players have done this the opposition’s fans, taking into account that Adebayor is clearly a person who does not have all his faculties, I do not see him being punished for this incident.
Adebayor will not let the matter rest. He insists that Wenger wanted him out of the club. Well Wenger was justified he became a troublesome, lazy big time Charlie. Whilst Arsenal have forgotten about Adebayor and we are moving on, the Togo striker has a bee in his bonnet about Arsenal and will not be satisfied until Manchester City finish above Arsenal.
The way to shut this man up is for Arsenal to start to win and finish with silverware and above Manchester City, thus proving that we are better club without him and that he only moved to Eastlands for the money.