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.
“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.”