Adebayor, 28, said: "Everyone knows there's a big rivalry between Arsenal and Spurs.
"When I was at Arsenal, my job was to score goals for them. Now I'm at Tottenham and I have to help the team finish in the top four.
"We have a big chance this season to finish on top of them and we have to take it.
"Last season at the last game of a tough race, you know what happened. We don't want to commit the same mistake. For me it's a big chance to show people I was right to leave Arsenal, which means finishing on top of them. If that's with Tottenham even better."