African striker makes Arsenal pledge

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Tottenham Hotspur loanee Emmanuel Adebayor has apologised for celebrating in-front of the Arsenal fans whilst playing for Manchester City - and vowed not to do the same again.

The Togolese international is set to feature against his former club once again this weekend, with tensions still running high following 'that' moment at the Etihad Stadium two years ago.

But Adebayor insists the knee-slide in-front of the traveling Gunners fans is now water under the bridge, and he's fully focused on what is sure to be a high-octane north London derby.

“What happened two years ago was an accident and I do apologise to all the fans of Arsenal. Sometime the emotions, we cannot control them, we are all human beings," he told talkSPORT.

“I regret what I have done and I say sorry to everyone but at the end of the day sorry doesn’t change anything. For me it’s over.

“I’m looking forward to playing against Arsenal again on Sunday but believe me, if I have a chance to score, trust me I will score but as for the celebration, never in my life will I do something like that again.

“It will be a funny game [on Sunday], it’ll be fantastic. I have a chance to play against Arsenal again, the club that gave me the chance to be where I am today. I have a huge respect for the club.”

After spending the later part of last season on loan at Real Madrid, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp snapped up the striker this summer on a season-long deal.


And Adebayor admits he's loving life at White Hart Lane, and enjoying working every day alongside some of the club's top players.

“I’m having a good time at training every day. We’re having a big laugh and I find myself already in the squad as if I have been playing for Tottenham for ages," he continued

“We defend together and we attack together. We have a lot of good players, Gareth Bale, Benoit Assou-ekotto and Luka Modric, they’re all fantastic players.”

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