By Chris Harris

Emmanuel Adebayor's behaviour dominated last season's game at Manchester City - but Arsène Wenger hasn't given that a second thought ahead of Sunday's reunion with his old striker.

Adebayor was banned for three matches following a stamp on Robin van Persie during last September's encounter and received a fine and a suspended ban for a provocative celebration after scoring in City's 4-2 win.

Inevitably last year's controversy came up at Wenger's pre-match press conference but Adebayor has not been on the manager's mind.

"Frankly, we never spoke about that incident," he said. "I am sure we have forgotten that.

"We are all focused on putting in a good performance on Sunday. We have played so many games since that we don't even care about that now."

Adebayor was roundly jeered by the travelling fans at Eastlands last September amid accusations of disloyalty to Arsenal. But Wenger has no animosity towards the Togo striker - after all, it was ultimately his decision to sell Adebayor in the summer of 2009.

"Yes [Adebayor did show loyalty] because when you accept to sell a player you cannot accuse him of not being loyal," said Wenger.

"A manager tries to influence the club's life but as well the life of the player and when you can help a player to have a successful career and a happy life, you think you do your job."

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22 Oct 2010