Adebayor: City ‘bigger’ club than Arsenal

EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR has made a fresh jibe at his former club Arsenal claiming that Manchester City are a “bigger club”.

The 26-year-old striker believes the Eastlands outfit will leave Arsene Wenger’s young side trailing in their wake this season.

The Togo forward has struggled to make an impact at the City of Manchester stadium this season with Roberto Mancini opting to start with Carlos Tevez in a lone attack.

Adebayor looked like he was heading for the exit door during the summer transfer window after City signed Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan.

However, Adebayor was selected in Roberto Mancini’s 25-man Premier League squad.

The striker believes that with the calibre of players on show at Eastlands, Manchester City are a bigger club than Arsenal with Adebayor admitting: “Yeah, it does feel like that. With the great new players we’ve got we have a wonderful chance to make history. But it’s all about results.

“If we can win ten games in a row, people will class Manchester City as bigger than Arsenal.”

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben has insisted Tottenham are now finally as good as their north London rivals.

Robben, a Dutch team-mate of Rafael van der Vaart, believes Spurs have bridged the gap between the clubs with their signing of the midfielder from Real Madrid.

Robben said: “Before Rafa signed, I’d still have had Arsenal down as the stronger team – but now I don’t think there is anything between them. With Rafa on board, Spurs have one of the very best midfield players in the Premier League, maybe even the best.”

Robben admitted he wanted Van der Vaart to join him at Bayern, and is sure Tottenham have made a shrewd move.

“I don’t know why he didn’t join Bayern in the end. I really wanted him but Spurs have bought a gem.

“’In terms of his vision, his range of passing, his ability to split a defence and his eye for goal he is as good as Cesc Fabregas, Steven Gerrard and of course Frank Lampard.

“When you consider the amount of money Real Madrid and Manchester City have spent on players, it’s almost unbelievable to think what Spurs reportedly paid for Rafa.

“Madrid almost gave away one of the best players in the world – but that’s their style. They got rid of me and Wesley Sneijder in the same summer and I went on to win my domestic league and get to the Champions League Final while Wesley went on to win the Treble and become the best player in the world.”


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