Adebayor and Ronaldo are neck-and-neck at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts on 19 goals each, but the Togo star admits it would be a great feat to eclipse the United sensation.
"He is a player I like to watch," Adebayor told the club's official website.
"He has a lot of quality and watching him is like watching something else, it is like playing on the PlayStation sometimes.
"He is an amazing footballer and I show him a lot of respect for what he has done this season. There are not a lot of players, especially midfielders who can achieve what he has achieved."
"The Golden Boot is something I want to do as a footballer but the most important thing is that I want to achieve something as a team.
"At the end of the day, if I win the Golden Boot and the team does not win anything, I cannot see me enjoying myself - it would be better to win the title."
The 23-year-old striker picked up the Arsenal fans player of the month award for January, an accolade he was delighted with.
"The Arsenal fans voted me as player of the month and I'm very happy and pleased about that because it means a lot of people believe in you," he said.
"I'm pleased and I want to achieve a lot in my career. That is why I'm here and that is what I'm fighting for."