By Richard Clarke

Arsenal have answered some big questions this season. Those posed at Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge were pretty tough. Then there were those deficits retrieved, and sometimes overhauled, at Emirates Stadium.

Emmanuel Adebayor helped Arsène Wenger's side come back from 1-0 down to thump Blackburn 6-2 on Saturday. However the striker knows they must match that performance in the remaining games over the Christmas period.

"As a player at a big level you have to pose yourself that question every week," said the 21-year-old. "What I have done against Blackburn is finished and we have to get the points on Tuesday. I have to keep focused on that game, I have to show the character I have every match. I have to keep scoring, keep making good passes because as a footballer you always have to be there. You can not be down.

"Of course it was difficult because Blackburn scored as fast as possible and you knew that it was going to be a difficult game. We put our hearts into it and once we scored it was… phew… we can play football and just enjoy it.

"We won this game. We are very happy, very proud. Now we have Watford, Sheffield United and Charlton so we have to keep focussed. We need to keep concentrating like how we played against Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham.

"In the smaller games we have found it a bit difficult but now as footballers we understand that and we have to keep our focus to win on Tuesday as well."

Adebayor is fast becoming one of the most popular players in this Arsenal side and the Togolese front man is reveling in it.

"Today I am very happy to be one of the loved players with the fans of Arsenal," he said. "But I am just enjoying myself and, for me, the important thing is to give what I have in my heart. Whether I score or not the important thing for me is to enjoy winning games.

"A lot of players have welcomed me here. I thank them a lot - the boss, the staff. Against Blackburn, you could see I had a lot of confidence on the pitch. I am enjoying myself and that is important."

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Richard Clarke 24 Dec 2006