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Tottenham striker Adebayor: Arsenal boss Wenger turned me into one of the best in world

Tottenham ace Emmanuel Adebayor feels he became one of the game's great players during his time at Arsenal under manager Arsene Wenger.

But the Togo star insists he does not regret leaving for Manchester City.

He told the People: "I played for Arsenal for more than three years and I had fantastic moments. Maybe they made me one of the best strikers in the world because under Arsene Wenger I learned a lot of things - but you have to move on.

"I don't regret moving on, it's a decision we all have to make. In the last couple of weeks it was Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, maybe more...

"But what happened at Man City was a big mistake. I just wanted to let my emotion out. It was a big regret, celebrating like that. If I go the Emirates and get a chance to score I'll do it but I won't celebrate like that again.

"When I left Arsenal everyone abused me but I'm just happy to still be alive and playing football.

"When I read comments it gives me more ­motivation. I say: 'Adebayor, these people have taken time to write ­messages, that means they respect you'.

"If I wake up and I don't get any messages, that will be the time I start panicking."

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