Emmanuel Adebayor becomes the third striker to join Manchester City this summer, following Carlos Tevez and Roque Santa Cruz to the City of Manchester Stadium.

Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor signed a five-year deal with Manchester City. Man City paid Arsenal a fee in the region of £25 million.

After several days of uncertainty, which at times seemed likely to jeopardise the transfer, the Togo international will join a team already packed with top quality strikers.

Arsenal Fan’s Happy with the Adebayor Transfer

However, Adebayor’s exit will not be an upset to the Arsenal fans, they’ll be keen to get the reported £25 million into Arsene Wenger’s hands.

The Arsenal supporters lost respect for the gangly hitman when, last summer, the player and his advisor’s did their utmost to get him a move to AC Milan or Barcelona. Arsenal dug their heels in, but Adebayor was never forgiven. Despite a hug pay rise, Adebayor never regained the form or commitment that saw him net 30 goals in 48 games during the 2007 / 2008 season.

Adebayor further annoyed the Arsenal faithful when he blamed the Arsenal fans for his poor form last season during a BBC interview.

Arsene Wenger, speaking yesterday, agreed:

adebayor man city transfer I believe he wanted to do well but he didn’t find the confidence he had the season before. There was a little resentment you could feel through last summer.

Believe me, he’s a great player and he’ll show that again at Manchester City.


adebayor man city transfer People who think that I have joined City for the money are wrong.

If I had made a move for that reason then I would have been playing for Barcelona or Milan last season.

They gave me bigger offers than Arsenal did for me to stay.

Was Adebayor hard done by, will the Arsenal fans pay for not supporting him last season? Or is Adebayor an example of a player that gives his all for himself and not his team?

Have your say: Add your opinion here

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  1. says: Mike

    i’m an Arsenal fan. Money is a big part of football, David Beckam went to LA Galaxy for the money theres no denying, the same goes for Adebayor however, Man city is also now a very decent team to go to. I wish him all the best. But Arsenal must use the money wisely. We must win something next season no matter what. i’m 13 by the way.

    1. says: festus

      in my opinion to ur comment and im 13 aswell i really dont care hes gone. ne mistake 4 him and hes going to be on the bench because of santa cruz and tevez. Im happy he’s gone but i doubt he’ll do well because if he does we r not going to be in top 4. I never liked adebayor really. too lazy

  2. says: Harry Becker

    I beleive that adebayor, did not have a snesational year at arsenal, because his confidence was dropped when the fans, stopped beleiveing in him. When the go and got tough, he was never backed up by the fans, and that will drop confidence drastically.

    I beleive adebayor will have a sensational season in Man City, probably because that will be basically a new start for him and the fans.

    Good luck adebayor, from all of your fans, in the United States!!

  3. says: kevin

    Adebayor is a class footballer. Im a gunner from birth. He had one season that had him regarded as one of the elite strikers of the epl, but his commitment and confidence to Arsenal did flop last season. Arsenal will always be a great club and hopefully Ade does well for himself.

    Gunners r going to take something this year..
    And the jerseys are up their with the england jerseys. A true masterpiece..=)

  4. says: Jamie(Arsenal fan)

    I think it is a shame that adebayor is leaving Arsenal. He was a great player and still scored 16 goals last season in which he was injured for several months. Hopefully we can put the money to good use.

    Good luck to Adebayor at city.

  5. says: greg ballantine

    i find it funny that he hasnt moved for the money expecially as i doubt ac milan and barca could or would pay £170,000 a week.
    im an arsenal fan and i felt we have the right to be on the back of players like adebayor, expecially as he got paid £130,000 a week and had no hard work to prove that he is worth this!
    i pay for my football and i bet i work 10 times harder than he did.
    arsenal will never ever be able to make such a easy £25million again.
    arsene get an authoritive center midfielder with the money.
    go on the arsenal

    1. says: DMartin

      I’m going to guarantee you that you do not work harder than adebayor, or for tar matter any professional athlete. Also have you forgotten Arsenal has fabregas?way they need is a cb

  6. says: MFournier

    Ade was a great player but ask your self why he got 30 goals in 07/08 season? Who was on the pitch with him. Who had a great season as well in 07/08
    Think about it? in 07/08 we still had, Gilberto Silva, and Alexander Hleb, and Mathieu Flamini. Tomas Rosicky was healthy, Cesc Fábregas had a great 07/08 season also. Even with Ade’s 30 goals it was still the injury to Eduardo and a poor finish at the end of the season that lost Arsenal the title race that season. Ade may have put 30 in the net and it is important to finish opportunities but he has others to thank for most of those goals.

  7. says: greg ballantine

    i will guarrantee u DMartin, as a football player and after watching aadebayor play against man utd that anyone worked harder than him!

    im still overly happy that hes gone though

  8. says: young robinho

    i know alot of people hate him because his one of the best forward arsenal hard after thiery henrry left. i have no idea why the arsenal’s fan hate. they might being racist. his african . that why they said hes going to be on the bench because of santa cruz and tevez. wow .. i can’t believe it

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