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Fabregas and Eboue disappointed in Adebayor

Cesc Fabregas claims he has a gash on his leg which proves he too fell victim to his former team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor's violent conduct.

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The Arsenal captain has spoken out over Adebayor's dangerous play in last weekend's Premier League match between the latter's new club Manchester City and his old one at Eastlands last Saturday.

''I think this is a red card here,'' said Fabregas, reportedly gesturing to his leg and claiming the injury was suffered in an Adebayor challenge studied by the Football Association before they banned the City striker for three matches for stamping on Robin van Persie's head in the same match.

''I was lucky my foot was in the air when it happened,'' Fabregas added. ''All I tried to do when he [Adebayor] was at Arsenal was to create opportunities for him to score - so I think I didn't do too bad for him.''

Fabregas and his fellow Gunner Emmanuel Eboue were both shocked by Adebayor's behaviour last weekend.

''I have no idea why he acted like this,'' said Eboue. ''We always respected him. He didn't do well because you have a lot of young people who watch the game and they see that, and it's no good for football.

''But I am very, very happy because the FA have given him a three-game ban (for the Van Persie stamp). What he did was no good for football. I am very disappointed about it, very disappointed.''


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