Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor disappointed by abusive chants from Arsenal fans in north London derby

The Togolese striker was on the receiving end of chants from some supporters of his former club - songs that have been condemned by both Spurs and Arsenal since

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor admitted he was disappointed at the behaviour of some Arsenal fans during Sunday's north London derby, who directed abusive chants towards the Togolese striker.

Adebayor, who spent three years at Arsene Wenger's team but has since endured a tumultuous relationship with the club's supporters, was subjected to songs about the gun attack on the Togo team bus in January 2010 from a small section of the away end.

The striker was on the bus when it was travelling through Angola and was attacked by Cabinda rebels, and saw three members of the party killed.

"Obviously it was all meant to hurt me, to upset me, to anger me,” Adebayor told The Sun.

"The songs that they sung about me were very bad, but was I surprised? No. Disappointed? Yes.

"You see them doing it and you think it is the correct way to behave. It's very sad how the memory of something so awful could be used in such an awful way.”

But the 27-year-old claims he will not be affected by the chants, and added he was proud of his performance during the game, which Spurs won 2-1.

“It'd be a great shame if they just remember the stupid songs and not the great football. I'm so glad I kept my dignity in the face of people behaving like that," he added.

"But those chants won't ever have an effect on me. I've been through too many difficult times to let a minority of people singing silly songs affect my performance.

"But if I can survive the bullets in Angola then a few mindless insults will have little impact."