Man City's Adebayor to turn screw on Arsenal rival Van Persie

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor intends to use Arsenal rival Robin van Persie as part of his defence when his improper conduct charge for provocative goal celebrations is heard by the FA.

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor intends to use Arsenal rival Robin van Persie as part of his defence when his improper conduct charge for provocative goal celebrations is heard by the FA.

The News of the World says the City striker is putting together a DVD package of controversial goal celebrations ahead of his hearing.

Van Persie ran to the crowd after equalising for Arsenal in their 4-2 defeat at City last weekend, and was alleged to have mouthed obscenities at City supporters.

The Dutch striker has not been charged by the FA and also escaped punishment following his scathing statement about his former strike partner.

Adebayor will point out that he did not leave the field of play when he ran nearly 90 yards to celebrate in front of Arsenal fans after scoring City's third.

 
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