Emmanuel Adebayor believes Cesc Fabregas will follow him out of Arsenal if the Gunners do not make it into the group phase of the Champions League.
The 22-year-old has been linked with a return to his old club Barcelona this summer, although Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has repeatedly insisted the player is not for sale.
"I think it's possible they could lose Cesc if they don't get into the Champions League," Adebayor was quoted as saying in the Sunday Mirror.
"Cesc is a very good player. I have played with Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, but I would go for Cesc as the best I have played with.
"He has good vision and in one pass he can change the game. Since he was 16 he has enjoyed Arsenal, so for him it will be a blow if they are not in the Champions League.
"If that happens there is a chance that Cesc and the other big players will leave.
"He's an intelligent person and at the right moment, he will make the right decision."
However, Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes Fabregas will not be returning to the Nou Camp just yet, and said: "Cesc will not come. He is an important player for Arsenal and they have already sold Kolo (Toure) and (Emmanuel) Adebayor."
He added: "I believe it will not be possible this season. He is a very interesting footballer but now he will play another year in England."
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