Posted on October 25, 2014 by ADMIN

Will Diaby ever play for Arsenal again?

You have to feel sorry for Abou Diaby. When he signed for Arsenal Football Club back in January 2006 as a 19-year old, Arsene Wenger clearly saw him as the natural successor to his fellow Frenchman and midfielder Patrick Vieira. And he was already starting to show that he could be when a horror tackle from Sunderland’s Dan Smith began the incredibly long series of injuries that have dogged Diaby ever since.

Wenger referred to that tackle again today in his pre match press conference for our way trip to face Sunderland, as reported by The Mirror. But the manager also revealed that the 28-year old would not be available to play yet again, as he is sidelined with yet another injury, this time a calf problem.

I was hoping and I’m sure that Wenger and Diaby were hoping, that this season might see the midfielder be able to feature in quite a few games. Wenger even suggested that he could really help the Gunners to solve the long running defensive midfield weakness, but it just has not happened.

And no matter how much the manager is pleased with his attitude, he will surely not extend Diaby’s contract when it runs out at the end of this season unless we get to see him play and play well, which I for one hope for. But realistically, have we perhaps seen the last of Diaby in an Arsenal shirt?

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15 thoughts on “Will Diaby ever play for Arsenal again?

  1. Greg

    Abou diaby despite that he has an injury prone career, will be sad not to see him play for arsenal again! But personally i would like to see him fit and healthy on the pitch wearing the “red & white”! Coyg!

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  2. Greg

    Abou diaby is a great talent! But its very sad that his injury prone career has robbed us of seeing his true potential!

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    1. Az

      Some of the most wack comments I have seen on this forum for a very long time.

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  6. SaveArsenal

    I find it hard to believe that a player can be injured for literally his entire career.
    We have seen the ridiculous level of Arsenal injuries and the protracted recovery times of each and every injured player.
    Now in addition we have seen quotes from our new fitness coach saying our preparation techniques were prehistoric.

    One has to ask would this player have spent his career injured at another club?
    I honestly feel that once we rid our club of Wenger we will see a dramatic drop in injury figures.

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  7. ronniec

    Enough is enough, Diaby should not be a factor anymore and Wenger should move on.
    If we want to “reward” Diaby’s persistence, give him a job upstairs or a coaching job.

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  8. goldfish27

    Sale whilshare, flmini, atreta and buy bender and another DM and 2 CD plus sack Wenger

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  9. Jogon

    He will play 3 matches, get injured for 1 year , chill in the treatment room while earning his cash wenger next year will say Diaby is a new signing

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  10. LoCkAy

    French sports newspapers are saying that it takes Diaby more time to recover after a game.
    He only has played with the reserve and he has yet to compete in high intensity games…!
    I think he is done and will not be able to bring anything to the team.
    Wenger will use him as an excuse to not recruit in January.

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