Adebayor excited by north London derby

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Emmanuel Adebayor has vowed to shoot down Arsenal when his newly-acquainted Tottenham side host the Gunners at White Hart Lane in the north London derby this weekend.

The 27-year-old Togolese striker left the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2009 for Manchester City, but having fallen out of favour with Roberto Mancini, he signed for Spurs on a season-long loan.

Adebayor sparked controversy when he ran the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of Arsenal fans after scoring for City in a 4-2 victory, but says he has no plans to wind up his old club's supporters if he gets on the scoresheet on Sunday.

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


"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."

Adebayor admitted he still has a soft spot for the Gunners and his former manager Arsene Wenger, but insists he will not let those feelings get in the way of the job at hand.

And with three goals in three games since joining Spurs, the African ace revealed he is desperate to add to his tally if given the chance at the weekend.

"I'm looking forward to playing against Arsenal again on Sunday," he revealed. "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, 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."

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