By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger hopes the North London derby will be remembered for its quality - and not just Emmanuel Adebayor.

The former Arsenal striker has received plenty of column inches during the build-up to Sunday's big game, in part because of his fine form but largely because he fell foul of Gunners fans when he celebrated in front of them after scoring for Manchester City two seasons ago.

Adebayor's appearance in a Tottenham shirt could make him a target for travelling supporters at White Hart Lane but Wenger wants them to show respect.

"That [abusive chants] is what you don't want," he said. "You want people to support the team in a positive way, all the hate [is unacceptable].

"A football game is a fantastic day that everyone has to enjoy and with a positive atmosphere it is even more fantastic. So let's get our fans to get behind our team and forget about the rest.

"If the game is great the attention will be on the game."

Adebayor is on a hot scoring streak with three goals already in his fledgling Spurs career. Wenger knows he will need to be watched closely.

"It's down to us how much of a threat he will be," said the manager. "It's down to our quality and to how well we defend. And even better, how much we will have the ball."

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