Stoke City defender Abdoulaye Faye rates Arsenal's Emmanuel Adebayor as the best striker in England.

The pair will face-off today and Faye said: "I think he is better than Didier Drogba now. He is the best striker in England.

"I am looking forward to playing against him.

"I have big respect for Arsenal as a football team. But the atmosphere will be good and Arsenal could have a big shock.

"I have beaten Arsenal many times so maybe I can do it with Stoke."