Wenger: I can't understand why Adebayor hates Arsenal

ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger insists Emmanuel Adebayor deserves to be charged by the Football Association and says he cannot understand why the ex-Gunner appears to hate his old club.<br /><br />Adebayor, sold to Manchester City during the summer, is facing a four-match ban after being charged with stamping on former team-mate Robin van Persie and celebrating provocatively in front of Arsenal supporters during Saturday&rsquo;s clash.<br /><br />In the build-up to City&rsquo;s 4-2 win, Adebayor said he felt he had been treated unfairly during his time at the Emirates, particularly by fans who turned against him after he angled for a move abroad.<br /><br />But Wenger, whose side face Standard Liege tonight, believes Adebayor was treated well during three and a half years in north London during which he became one of the European game&rsquo;s hottest properties.<br /><br />&ldquo;My thought is that Emmanuel Adebayor deserves to be charged for what he did,&rdquo; said Wenger. &ldquo;But I was surprised that there was such animosity in his attitude towards Arsenal because in a few years he will realise that Arsenal has been great for him. I was deeply surprised and shocked. I think the longer distance will make Adebayor realise that Arsenal was a very positive influence in his life.&rdquo;<br /><br />Wenger is without Van Persie, Denilson and Manuel Almunia for this evening&rsquo;s fixture in Belgium, their opening Champions League group game. Theo Walcott and Andrey Arshavin both remain sidelined, while goalkeeper Almunia&rsquo;s absence means Italian youngster Vito Mannone is set for only his second senior start, and his first in Europe.<br />