Arsenal legend Ian Wright can understand Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor's goal celebrations on Saturday.

In his column for The Sun, Wright wrote: "However crazy his actions were, Adebayor - after getting bucketloads of stick for his £25million move - was only doing something which many other players would love to have done.

"It's just Adebayor had the bottle to go for it.

"After I left Crystal Palace for Arsenal, I got a fair amount of stick. Some fans wrote stuff on the wall of my mum's house accusing me of being a Judas. It wasn't nice that my family was getting dragged into things.

"The first time I scored against Palace, I did not run over to their fans - even though I thought about it. Putting the ball in the net gave me the real satisfaction.

"I must admit, I did celebrate in front of other away fans and after the game, I would usually get a dressing room visit from a policeman. It's just that some fans want everything. They love to scream abuse at players and say things about the players' wives and kids - but if they get something back, they don't like it. And they cannot handle it.

"Togo international Adebayor has clearly been storing a lot anger inside and he wanted to give an instant answer to all of the Arsenal fans."

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