Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor seems set to miss the next three weeks through a hamstring injury that he sustained during the 0-0 draw in the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon.
The Togo forward limped off the pitch after pulling up in the 35th minute of the game at White Hart Lane, and will now miss a crucial part of the Gunners' season.
The 24-year-old is set to miss the Premier League game against Sunderland, the FA Cup match against Cardiff City and could miss the first leg of the knockout stage in the Champions League clash against AS Roma.
The loss will no doubt be a big one for Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger but his spirits could be lifted with the return of Eduardo da Silva, who has recovered from the crippling ankle injury he suffered last year and could feature in the coming weeks for the first time in nearly a year.
Wenger's attacking options have also been given a boost by the record signing of Russian starlet Andrei Arshavin, who joined the Gunners at the end of the transfer window last week from Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg, and will surely add some much needed creativity to a depleted Arsenal midfield.
However, the 27-year-old will have to wait a couple of weeks while he regains his match fitness, as he has not played a competitive match for two months since the end of the Russian Premier League season.
Nick Turner, Goal.com