Adebayor: Arsenal fans know Man City overtaking them
He told The Sun: "I know a steward got hurt and I really do want to say sorry for that because he didn't ask for any of this - he was just a man doing his job.
"Emotions were running high for me and it is obvious they were for Arsenal fans as well.
"They had just seen me score the goal that meant they had lost the game and that was very hard for them to take.
"The steward was just doing his job but if things hadn't been thrown and people had stayed in their seats then that wouldn't have happened.
"Players should feel like they can celebrate a goal without the fear of being hit by things.
"I think, in terms of class on the pitch, we have overtaken Arsenal and that was a reason for some of the hostility."