Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor says Arsenal allowing Robin van Persie to leave would be a "disaster". Adebayor faces his old club this weekend.

He told The Sun : "We can all see that Van Persie is one of the best strikers in the league, in the world, and to lose him would be a massive blow.

"But to lose him, not to replace properly and to not build up the squad afterwards would be a disaster.

"That would be an Arsenal team without any capacity to even challenge for trophies, let alone win one. That would make me sad. I'm very proud that I played for Arsenal Football Club."