Then Adebayor raced the full length of the field to celebrate his goal right in front of the Arsenal fans, earning him a booking and possible attention from the FA.
After the game the striker explained: "To be honest, I'm very sorry for all this. Sometimes, the emotion takes over. That's what happened. I was very happy to score the goal.
"Before the game, people have been saying and writing things and the emotions took over. People who love me and know me know how I behave."
A goal in the first half and two more in the second half gave Yossi Benayoun a hat trick in the 4-0 demolition of Burnley at Anfield, as the Clarets fine start to the campaign begins to waver.
Dirk Kuyt was the other Reds scorer.
Benayoun: "It was a good day for me but the most important is the three points and we played some good football. I started off on the right but Rafa told me to come in and work in between the lines."
Chelsea came from behind at Stoke, scoring late on in the first half and then in injury time to clinch the three points.
Florent Malouda scored the winner after Didier Drogba's goal in first-half injury-time had cancelled out Abdoulaye Faye's opener for the hosts.
Bolton got their first points of the season as they won 3-2 on the South Coast at Portsmouth who remain rooted to the bottom of the league with nil points.
Pompey had twice come from behind and appeared to have done enough for a draw only for Gary Cahill to head a last minute winner.
At Ewood Park Blackburn got their first three points of the season in a comfortable 3-1 win over promoted Wolves.
El Hadji Diouf, Jason Roberts and David Dunn put Rovers in command before a late visitor's reply from debutant Stefan Maierhofer.
Sunderland eased to a 4-1 home win over Hull with Darren Bent scoring a brace and Hull's Kamil Zayatte finding the net for both sides.
Hugo Rodallega's 55th minute goal was enough to give Wigan a 1-0 success over West Ham at the DW Stadium.