Adebayor a team player

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Emmanuel Adebayor says he is more concerned about achieving team glory than adding to his goals tally.

Gunners striker not focused on personal gain

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has insisted he is more concerned about achieving team glory than adding to his personal goals tally. Adebayor opened his 2008/09 Premier League scoring account in impressive fashion on Saturday as he netted a hat-trick in the 4-0 victory at Blackburn Rovers. The Togo international has stressed he prefers to focus on ensuring his side claim three points rather than concentrate on emulating last season's haul of 30 goals in all competitions. Adebayor said: "People kept asking me when I was going to score my first goal in the league this season. "But I told them it is more important that the team wins. We showed good character at Blackburn and that will help our confidence." Meanwhile, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is predicting another fascinating top-flight term, with Chelsea and Liverpool currently leading the table after their respective wins over Manchester City and Manchester United at the weekend. The Frenchman said: "It is always interesting at the top of the table and these results show that this promises to be a very interesting Premier League again."

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