EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR insists he never wanted to leave Arsenal.Adebayor will return to the Emirates on April 24 for the first time since leaving the Gunners in a Â£25million switch to Manchester City last summer.
He knows he faces a hate_filled reception, especially after running the length of the pitch to celebrate one of his two goals in front of his former fans as City defeated his old side 4-2 at Eastlands.
Adebayor was also suspended for stamping on ex_team_mate Robin van Persie during the clash in September.
But the Togo ace claims he would be welcomed back on far better terms if the Arsenal faithful knew the truth about his departure. Adebayor, 26, said: “It will be 90 minutes of hell. The fans will boo me, insult me, because, until now, they haven’t understood why I left.
“I’m the bad guy but Arsene Wenger can never say that I wanted to leave.”It was because Arsene didn’t want me anymore.
“If he has a big heart we can go on a TV show to have a debate and he will never say I told him I wanted to leave the club.
“He’ll never say that. He knows it full well.”Adebayor admits he was wrong to taunt Arsenal’s travelling supporters earlier this season.
But he maintains they are wrong to think he left the Gunners for the money.The striker added: “I shouldn’t have done it but we are all human.
“I made a mistake but who doesn’t?”The most annoying thing about the whole story is when people say I wanted to leave for the money.
“If I had really wanted to, I would have left two years ago for the money and gone to AC Milan or Barcelona.
“I read that it was me who was the troublemaker in the changing room. That’s unbelievable.
“If one player can say that I spoke badly to anyone in the changing rooms, then I’d honestly like to know who it is.
“It has never happened in my life.”