“That’s Arsenal For You” – Emmanuel Adebayor Slams Gunners’ Treatment Of Aubameyang

By The Editor
on 24th January 2022

Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor sides with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the club…


Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has sided with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following his exile from the club and claimed that this is the way the north London side operates, he told Sky Sports.

Adebayor has a very fractured relationship with Arsenal and the Gunners faithful after forcing through a move to Manchester City in 2009, which predated his infamous celebration at The Etihad.

The former Togo international also went on to represent Tottenham Hotspur and is one of the few players to cross the north London divide in the Premier League era.

Aubameyang’s predicament is quite the opposite to what Adebayor experienced, the Gabon star’s issues are with manager Mikel Arteta, rather than the fans.

Arteta, after several incidents behind the scenes, banished the 32-year-old from the team and stripped him of the captaincy. We haven’t seen him since.

For Adebayor, this reflects badly on Arsenal as opposed to Aubameyang.

“Since the first problem that happened with Arsenal, I knew he was going to go through a lot,” Adebayor said.

“That’s Arsenal for you, they never knew how to forgive, so I know he went through a lot. He’s a fantastic player, I wish him all the best – I’ve sent him a message already.

“We just want him to bounce back. Whether we like it or not, he is an African brother and we want him to keep representing Africa the way he was doing before.”

Asked if Aubameyang could redeem himself at the Emirates, the former Monaco man wasn’t holding his breath.

“I don’t think so, this is what I know because it happened to me also.

“Not in the same way but in Arsenal, a way back I would be surprised (to see). But he’s a great player so let’s see how it ends up.”

In terms of trying to relate Aubameyang’s situation to his own experiences, Adebayor is way off the mark. In Arsene Wenger, he had a manager who would go to extreme depths to protect his players.

The legendary manager was often criticised for not being too tough.

For Adebayor, his form in the 2007/08 season seemed to get to his head and the following summer, he was linking himself to some of Europe’s top clubs.

That, whether he likes it or not, is where the relationship soured.

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