By Richard Clarke

Emmanuel Adebayor will miss the trip to Sheffield United on Saturday.

The in-form Arsenal striker picked up a thigh strain in the final stages of the 2-1 win at Watford on Boxing Day. It is on the opposite leg to the one suffered by the Togolese international at West Brom earlier this season. However this one is ill-timed given that Thierry Henry is also missing with a hamstring injury.
 
On the upside, the tight hamstring which forced Johan Djourou off at half time at Vicarage Road is not considered too serious.

"Djourou is injured a little bit but what is worse that we lost Adebayor with a thigh strain," said Wenger afterwards. "It is exactly the same but on the other leg. He will be out for Saturday."



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Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Richard Clarke 27 Dec 2006