Koscielny pinpoints Spurs danger-man: He's complete, difficult to mark

Arsenal star defender believes that if Tottenham Hotspur striker is fit and starts the FA Cup third round tie, then he may end up putting in a busy shift.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has hailed a former Gunner, currently plying his trade at Tottenham Hotspur where he is enjoying a renaissance in form, as a 'complete striker'.

Koscielny's team-mates host Spurs on Saturday, January 4 in what is the marquee FA Cup third round tie of the weekend but is wary over the potential presence of Emmanuel Adebayor, who has scored or set up four goals in his last four appearances, but may face a late fitness test to assess his availability after he left the Old Trafford pitch on a stretcher, having struck a vital goal against Manchester United earlier in the week.

On Adebayor, who returned 62 goals and 22 assists in four seasons at the Emirates Stadium, Koscielny is quoted by the club's official website to have said: 'He is complete - he is good in the air, he is quick and has good technique.

'He is a difficult striker [to mark] - strikers need confidence and he is scoring goals. He has come back stronger and you can see that.'

Koscielny may well be the man tasked with containing the threat posed by the Togolese international because, if Tim Sherwood gets the all-clear on the fitness of Adebayor, he will make no hesitation in fielding the striker he dubbed 'unstoppable', on the BBC.

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