Adebayor discusses his spells at Arsenal and Spurs

Date published: Thursday 19th January 2017 12:37

Emmanuel Adebayor has discussed his fond memories of playing for Arsenal and Tottenham.

Adebayor first moved to the Premier League in 2006, with Arsenal spending a reported £3million on the Monaco striker.

He joined in January and scored four goals in 13 games in his first half-season, before bagging 12 in 44 the following campaign.

But the 32-year-old looks back on the 2007/08 season as his best, as he scored 30 goals in 48 games.

Arsenal failed to capitalise on his excellent form however, finishing third in the Premier League, reaching the Champions League quarter-finals, the semi-finals of the League Cup and the fifth round of the FA Cup.

“At Arsenal I reached a time when everything I was doing turned into goals,” he told The Guardian. “We all have that – the one, two or three years where you are right at the top. We should have done it that year, but missed some experience and the team was quite young.”

He would leave Arsenal in 2009 to join Manchester City, but he played just 45 games across two seasons for the club.

Adebayor then joined Tottenham on loan in 2011, earning a permanent deal in 2012, before leaving after being forced out by Mauricio Pochettino in 2015.

“I’m happy for Pochettino and how they are doing,” he said. “Things didn’t work out between us but he is a great manager and we still have a good relationship despite what people might think.

“We still keep in touch – he is a good guy and has changed Tottenham. I don’t know whether the fans there hate me or love me but they should remember one thing, which is that there was a time when I scored goals for them and made them happy.”

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