Adebayor in fitness battle for Arsenal FA Cup game

Emmanuel Adebayor faces a battle to be fit for Tottenham's visit to his former club Arsenal.

Emmanuel Adebayor has always been a confidence player, and right now he is in the midst of a hot streak.

The Togolese striker has netted four goals since being recalled to the Tottenham first team by Tim Sherwood and played a key role in helping his side to a win at Old Trafford yesterday.

So a trip to his former side Arsenal will hold no fear for the in-form striker this weekend when Tottenham face them in the FA Cup, except his status for the game is unclear.

Adebayor was substituted 70 minutes into the match and after the game when his manager was quizzed on his fitness his response was far from ideal.

"He's got ice on every part of his body so we can't tell what's wrong with him."

He did however state Adebayor was positive, and desperate to play in the weekend game:

"When he performs like he is at the moment, he's unstoppable. He is happy and wants to play every minute. We will assess him tomorrow."

Adebayor will want to make up for his last performance at the Emirates in a Tottenham shirt. Last season he scored early on but was sent off minutes later, and Arsenal went onto crush their rivals 5-2. 

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