Arsenal striker out for best part of a month: Stoke have a lot to answer for!

A few weeks ago, if one of the Gunners’ key players was crocked for a few weeks, you might have legitimately claimed that this was a blow to Arsenal’s title hopes. However, after their 2-1 defeat at Stoke, there are less and less people who believe that the North London club can get anywhere near the top of the Premier League by May, irrespective of whether they have a full squad or not.

Neveretheless, The Sun reports that Adebayor, the man that scores if you give him the ball, is out for three weeks after that rather nasty challenge at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. The Togolese striker has bagged five league goals for the Gunners this season, although there’s clearly now a striker problem, especially with Van Persie suspended for the next three matches.

Wenger said: “Adebayor will be three weeks.

“Walcott could be days or weeks. It is the shoulder he had the surgery on.

“We don’t know about Gallas yet but Sagna will be back in the squad.”

That means that Arsenal will be without their two main strikers for the games against Manchester United, Aston Villa and Manchester City. The bookmakers have reacted by making the Red Devils favourites to win at the Emirates on Saturday, a result which would put the final nail in the coffin as far as the Gunners’ title hopes are concerned.

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