By Richard Clarke

Emmanuel Adebayor is set to miss the start of the Premiership season because of a groin problem.
 
The Arsenal striker picked up the injury at the Club's Austrian training camp and it has meant his pre-season action has been restricted to just 69 minutes against Genclerbirligi on July 19.
 
The 23-year-old is scheduled to return to training next week but he is highly unlikely to be in the squad for the big kick-off against Fulham on Sunday, August 12.
 
"Adebayor has a groin problem," said Arsène Wenger after Thursday night's win over Lazio. "He missed the Emirates Cup and will miss the Ajax Tournament.
 
"At best he will be back next week. We hope he can come back in to normal training on Tuesday and Wednesday.
 
"But I think he will miss the start of the Premiership."

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 3 Aug 2007