Adebayor aims to end spat

27 January 2008 01:31
Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor claims his spat with team-mate Nicklas Bendtner is now firmly behind them. Adebayor and Bendtner clashed on the pitch towards the end of Tuesday's 5-1 Carling Cup semi-final second leg defeat to Tottenham. The Togo striker apologised after appearing to aim a headbutt at his team-mate during the heavy defeat and Adebayor now claims the incident is forgotten. However, unhappy Gunners boss Arsene Wenger may still take action against his two strikers. "It's all finished because we are all footballers and we all play for Arsenal and that is more important," Adebayor told Sky Sports News. "You need sometimes to talk and wake ourselves up, and that's what we've done on Tuesday - and at the moment everything is behind us and is finished." Meanwhile, Jens Lehmann has vowed to stay at the Emirates Stadium and fight for his first-team place. The veteran German has lost his starting place to Manuel Almunia this season but made a surprise return for Saturday's 3-0 FA Cup fourth round victory over Newcastle United. "If I still see a chance to get in the team, why should I give up?" he claimed. "The pressure comes into play from this point of the season and I know that experience can be very valuable, we all have a role to play. "First of all, I like it here, I like the club, I like the fans, I like the team and the way we are playing football. "I think that I still have a chance to win things here. I would not have had this chance somewhere else."

Source: ESA