Adebayor hurt by Arsenal jeers and sneers

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor admits he is hurt by the abuse he has suffered from the Gunners' fans this season, and is considering leaving as a result. The former Monaco forward has endured a frustrating 2008/09 campaign with Arsene Wenger's side, who have now gone four seasons without winning a trophy since their 2005 FA Cup triumph against Manchester United. The Togolese front-man has had to endure criticism from both Arsenal fans and former players, with ex-Gunner Lee Dixon slamming the striker's attitude in the Champions League semi-final.

While the North London outfit's fans have even turned to booing the forward, frustrated with his seemingly lacklustre displays.

And Adebayor, who is being linked with an end-of-season switch to AC Milan, says he has been left mentally scarred by the verbal attacks.

"It was not nice playing at home and getting booed by my own fans," he said in The Sun.

"I don't know what to do any more. If Porto, for example, wants Adebayor it is not Adebayor's fault.

"Why boo me?"

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