Tuesday Nov 21, 2017. 15:30
Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has taken a hilarious swipe at former Arsenal teammate Tomas Rosicky, claiming he would pick up an injury if you merely greeted him.
Adebayor and Rosicky joined the Gunners in 2006 and spent three seasons together before the Togolese attacker joined Manchester City.
Rosicky spent a decade with the North London club, but his stay was marred by constant injury problems – something Adebayor has pointed out while discussing Arsenal’s frailties.
“I was the strongest player on the team, despite the fact that I weighed 73kg,” Adebayor told French publication So Foot.
“Chelsea had (Michael) Essien and (Michael) Ballack in midfield. We had Rosicky.
“If you said as much as ‘how are you’ to him, he would then be injured for two-and-a-half months.”
Adebayor, who is currently on the books of Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir, added that Arsenal were physically incapable of competing with the Premier League’s heavyweights.
“In the small games, talent can make the difference,” he said. “But you can’t win with children at Old Trafford.”