Arsenal’s Van Persie to miss Adebayor re-match

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is likely to miss his rematch with Manchester City centre-forward Emmanuel Adebayor.

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is likely to miss his rematch with Manchester City centre-forward Emmanuel Adebayor.

Van Persie’s injury threatens to stop him lining up against former team-mate Adebayor in next month’s Carling Cup quarter-final at Manchester City.

Van Persie was keen to play after a stormy Barclays Premier League clash in September in which Adebayor stamped on his face and provoked travelling fans after scoring in a 4-2 win for his side.

Adebayor was banned for three games for the stamp and fined for his excessive goal celebration, which appears to have been the result of resentment building since Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger sold him last summer.