Nedum Onuoha has narrated what went down at the Etihad Stadium when Emmanuel Adebayor celebrated wildly after finding the back of the net against Arsenal in his first encounter with the Gunners shortly after he left them to join Manchester City in the summer of 2009. Manchester City paid £25m to sign Emmanuel Adebayor from Arsenal.
Adebayor and Onuoha were teammates at Manchester City when the former scored and celebrated at the expense of the Gunners. Emmanuel Adebayor was one of the goalscorers for Manchester City who secured a statement win by beating Arsenal 4-2 to start the 2009/10 season with four straight wins.
Onuoha had a perfect view of events at the Etihad Stadium as he was on the Manchester City bench. He narrated his own version of events to City Is Ours in a recent interview. According to him, the Arsenal fans were giving Adebayor stick as they taunted him for ditching the club to sign for Manchester City. He went on to say that other Manchester City players were buzzing for Emmanuel Adebayor for him when he scored against Arsenal as it was the in-your-face moment for Adebayor to pay the Arsenal fans back in their own coins for taunting him. Onuoha said it was the quickest he saw anyone move on the pitch as Adebayor ran the whole length of the pitch to celebrate his goal.
Adebayor struck a crucial goal for the Citizens who went 3-1 up when he glanced his header past Manuel Alumnia in the Arsenal goal off the cross from England man Shaun Wright-Phillips. Petite winger Wright-Phillips would go on to seal a 4-2 win for the home team with the fourth goal.
Emmanuel Adebayor started his Manchester City career brightly but it didn’t last long. He was sent on loan to Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur before he joined the latter permanently in 2012.