Lassana Diarra has welcomed Emmanuel Adebayor's arrival at Real Madrid.

Adebayor has impressed since signing on-loan from Manchester City.

Diarra said: "Adebayor and I have known each other since we were both at Arsenal. He's like my brother. We've done many things together.

"It's therefore very natural for me to play with him. I try to help him."

 Click here for the No1 coverage of all the gossip and transfer news around Real Madrid.