By ESPNSTAR.com stafff
Adebayor spent three years at Arsenal but is not the most popular man at the Emirates following his acrimonious split from the club in 2009. In addition, his ill-advised celebrations in front of the Arsenal supporters while playing for Manchester City a few seasons ago did not go down well with Gunners' fans.
Now a player at Arsenal's north London rivals Tottenham, Adebayor is set to renew hostilities when the two teams meet on Saturday.
And ahead of this weekend's derby match, the striker has already sunk his teeth into his former employers by pointing out the reasons why he thinks the club's well-documented trophy drought will continue.
"I think we all know it is a long time since Arsenal won a trophy," Adebayor said in The Sun.
"I have a huge amount of respect for all the players there now. But to win a trophy is not so easy.
"The players at Arsenal are good but sometimes you need more than good to win a trophy. You also need luck. You never know but the league looks over for them and the Champions League looks tough, so I cannot see them winning any trophies.
"You also need people who say OK, I will give my life on the pitch. That is rare in football.
"Man City have Kompany, Richards, Yaya Toure and quite a few others.
"At [Manchester] United, you have Rooney, Vidic, Cleverley, who will fight. You have Scholes and Giggs as well.
"Chelsea have Lampard and Terry. All great players. Spurs have Gallas, Walker and Parker who never give up. My team-mates always fight. Assou-Ekotto is a great left-back. Friedel is also a strong character. They all work hard in training."
He added: "Lots of top players have left Arsenal over the years."
"The top players have always said, ‘I think we have a chance to win the title if we sign one or two top players'. I always thought we could win lots of trophies with a few more good players.
"As you can see, I don't know if it is the manager or the board at Arsenal but no one has taken what the players and fans say into consideration.
"If one player has a great season at Arsenal do not be surprised if they leave in the summer."
Arsenal have only managed two wins from the previous seven Barclays Premier League games and sit in eighth place while Spurs are only a point and one place ahead of their London neighbours after 11 rounds.