Emmanuel Adebayor has spoken about his “hate” for Arsenal, which stems from his fallout with “fake” Arsene Wenger.
Adebayor who left the Gunners for Manchester City in 2009, says Wenger lacked the honesty which made him love Jose Mourinho, who he played under at Real Madrid.
“Mourinho is the one of the managers I loved and will always love.
“He is one of the [most] honest managers I have met in my career, which is crazy because most of the managers are all kind of like fake.
“As an example, I had a meeting with Arsene Wenger in his office when he told me I had to leave because he doesn’t see my future any more in Arsenal. I have to move on in my life.
“I was like ‘I’m going to stay.’ He was like ‘no there is not even a fight organised. We are not going to organise any fight for you. You move out or you stay here and don’t play any games.’
“So I didn’t have any other choice than joining Man City which I was very happy to join.
“And the next day when I joined Manchester City I saw him doing a press conference in London saying that I wanted to leave because the money was big and everything and since that day that is where the hate for Arsenal came from.
“Not the fans because the fans are the first English fans to sing my name in London.
“Even today when I watch them play I want them to win but at the same time I want them to lose because the anger in me is too big,” Adebayor, who now plays for Turkish league leaders, Istanbul Basaksehir, said.