If you go through my previous articles then you will see how much Ade pissed me off over the summer.
I was very disappointed by his flirting with Barcelona and AC Milan and I let it be known here on my blog.
Before his summer antics I defended him when others were knocking him. It seemed a personal insult to me when he outrageously believed his own hype, and possibly even believed that he was bigger than Arsenal.
If I felt that way (and I'm only a fan!) then only god knows how Le Boss felt. Arsene Wenger has nurtured Ade into the player he is today and it was almost thrown back into his face with Ade's behaviour.
Le Boss has forgiven Ade and given him the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps I'm less forgiving than Le Boss but I'm still not 100% behind our Togo striker.
They say times a healer and Ade can only rebuild bridges with Gooners by scoring goals and helping Arsenal to success.
I want to forgive Ade fully but I'm a stubborn git at times and I can't give my full support to Ade yet. A hat-trick of course helps warm me to him but it will take a while for me to heat up all the way.
I believe he can become world-class under Wenger but he needs to prove that he is 100% committed to the Arsenal cause and not just after a pound note.
I think the crucial time for me is if he has another great season like last year. Next summer will he react the same as this one? Will he demand more money? Or will he just be happy that he has proved himself again?
I want to forgive Ade and I hope I will in time but I'm not convinced yet despite his hat-trick.
Keep it Goonerish...........