Date:Saturday September 12 2009
An extremely boring international break, coupled with a whole host of PC related problems has made for a notable lack of activity around Vital Arsenal and indeed the interweb on the whole. But today proper football resumes, and resumes with a bang.
After the disappointment of losing a game at Old Trafford after absolutely dominating United in the field, a chance for redemption arrives in the form of a trip to Man City.
This fixture has been handed a bit of extra fire over recent months, with City apparently becoming heirs to a place in the big four after becoming 'the richest club in the world', and better still the addition of Arsenal legend, Kolo Toure and the not-so legendary Emmanuel Adebayor.
We all knew that when this fixture arrived that there would be a lot of talk from both parties, and most of it predictable. The backing of his former charges from Arsene Wenger, the backing of his new charges from Mark Hughes, and of course, the ridiculous amount of testis from Adebayor.
We all know the facts of the last 18 months that led to the departure so there's no need to rake over old ground, though Ade himself seems content to keep the history in the present. However his latest comments have a hint of 'raving lunatic' about them.
'Arsenal have a lot of fans who are not fans, what is good is that the City fans truly love you.' said Adebayor
"Arsenal have fans from America and Jamaica. Today they are Arsenal fans, tomorrow they will be Liverpool fans and after tomorrow they will be Manchester United fans."
'Arsenal forced me out, I told Arsène, 'No matter what you do, I will not leave the club.` Arsène told me, 'You have to leave because financially we are very bad.` That makes it more painful. Arsène knows I didn`t leave for money. Enjoying my football is more important to me than money."
The fact that Adebayor is looking to blame his troubles on gooners who live abroad, 99% of whom would not have been in attendance of the games where the City Striker was boo'ed, just goes to show the intellect of this man who seems to believe that he has done no wrong in this whole saga.
The City fans may love him now, but there was a time he was loved at Arsenal, his name sung more than any other, yet the actions of a badly advised player brought all that to an end.
Arsenal may have a lot of fair-weather fans, but that is not exclusive to our club, in fact it exists at every single club, and the more success you have, the more of these people inhabit your club. So if it's to be believed that Man City are to break into the big four to take the place of Arsenal as a champions league team, then Adebayor has jumped out of the frying pan, and into the fire.
Date:Saturday September 12 2009
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