Adebayor said: “Of course we’re back in the title race. We believe we can win the title.
“We had something to prove here and West Ham made it very hard for us.
“But we’re happy and pleased. Now we must focus on the derby with Spurs on Wednesday.”
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: “It was a big win. If we’d drawn it would have wasted a great opportunity to get close to the top.
“We knew we could not afford to drop any points and it was a question of patience. Ade came on and got the rewards.”