Adebayor - Injuries cost us

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Emmanuel Adebayor insists Arsenal could have mounted a serious assault on the title without their injury problems.

Gunners ace backing a fully-fit squad to impress

Emmanuel Adebayor insists Arsenal could have mounted a serious assault on the Premier League title had injuries not crippled Arsene Wenger's squad. The Gunners had been expected to challenge the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea for title glory this season, but have only recently surpassed Aston Villa into fourth spot. Adebayor, who is currently away on international duty, believes injuries to the likes of Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott, captain Cesc Fabregas and himself have been too much to overcome. "Most of our players have been injured. We have missed Eduardo for several months, Tomas Rosicky for about a year, Theo Walcott for three or four months, Cesc Fabregas for almost six months and I have also been injured for two or three weeks," he told Fifa's official website.

Crisis

"If Manchester United had to do without Ronaldo, Rooney, Giggs, Berbatov and Nani, they would not have the same team as they have now - they would not be winning every game. "When we get those players back, we will have a chance of winning something." Meanwhile, despite Arsenal's barren spell without silverware Adebayor insists he has not regrets over committing his long-term future to the club last summer. "I am very happy. I never regret anything," he added. "I want to stay and it is my desire to win the Premier League with Arsenal."

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