By Chris Harris

Emmanuel Adebayor believes that Arsenal can beat any team in the world on current form.

The Togo striker scored his fourth goal in three starts as Villarreal were brushed aside in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Arsenal’s 4-1 aggregate win set up a tasty Semi-Final clash with Manchester United but, in the more immediate future, Chelsea lie in wait in the FA Cup Semi-Final on Saturday.

Adebayor is bracing himself for arguably the two toughest tests of the season but he is backing Arsenal to prevail.

“I know Man United already and they know us, so it will be quite an interesting game for the fans and all the people who love football,” he said. 

“We know it will be tough to play against them, we know how good they are, but we will be ready for that.

“The Chelsea game is first and our confidence is very high. We played quite well against Villarreal. 

“We know how strong Chelsea are so we have to get the ball down and play our own football. But we showed we can beat any team in the world if we play our football. 

“I was the main striker so it was important to get a goal on Wednesday. The three main forwards all scored and that’s good for our confidence.”

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16 Apr 2009