EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR JEERED AS PALACE PLAYED ARSENAL

Former Arsenal forward, Emmanuel Adebayor was jeered loudly at when crystal Palace played against The Gunners on Sunday.

The centre forward says he is enjoying life at Crystal Palace and that he will “forget about all the haters.”

The 32-year old Togolese came from the sidelines to assist in a late equalizer as Palace secured a 1-1 draw at the Emirates. Alexis Sanchez scored earlier for the Gunners in the first half but when Adebayor came on in the 64th minute, he set up Yannick Bolasie for the late equalizer.

When Adebayor came in from the bench, it prompted the most noise within the stadium as fans jeered.

The striker moved to Arsenal from Monaco in 2005 for 7.5 million pounds. Adebayor played 142 matches scoring 62 times for the club. He left Arsenal for Manchester City in the 2009 season amidst controversy. From city, he was sent on loan to Spanish side, Real Madrid. He returned from Real Madrid as the loan deal ended before eventually signing with the Spurs in 2011 after an initial loan deal. He has his second most impressive run at Tottenham with 42 goals in 113 appearances.

From Spurs, he signed with Crystal Palace this season after being unattached as the season started.

While at Manchester United, Adebayor usually celebrated in front of Arsenal fans anytime he scored.

“It is not my first time coming back to play against Arsenal at the Emirates.

“You can see when I was on the bench and warming up and they were booing me I was just laughing. I cannot say I’m used to it because it is not good to get used to this kind of stuff.

“But at the end of the day, it is funny, the weather was good, we were playing in London and 20 minutes from my house, I have to be happy. If I’m not happy, then something is wrong,” the striker said.

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