I appreciate the fact that Arsene Wenger has always looked after the Arsenal players and shown them great loyalty and respect. It has often been said by current and former players that the Frenchman is like a father figure to them and that is great.
But there must be a limit and there comes a time when Wenger must do what is best for the club rather than a player and that time is long since past for Abou Diaby. With just two appearances, neither of them in the Premier League, in the last two years and just 22 in the last four years, Arsenal are just not getting any use out of the French international midfielder.
I feel sorry for him for the way his career has gone but we have been paying him something like £65,000 a week so I am not going to cry too much for him. The fact is that we need a top quality central midfielder and Diaby is not it. So I was amazed to see the Metro report that reveals Wenger is planning to discuss a new deal with Diaby next month.
Wenger said, “Diaby is progressing in training, step-by-step, but he is not in a position to play yet.
“I will have to talk to him soon (about his contract). I plan to do it in March.”
Come on Arsene you cannot be serious.