TWO bits of GOOD injury news for Arsenal fans to enjoy!

It is rare enough for Arsenal fans to get any good news on the injury front, with recurring problems to the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil having ruined the end of last season and the start of this one. So to get two pieces of good news in the same week is almost unheard of for the Gunners.

The first and perhaps most important piece of news is the report in the Daily Star that reveals that news of the latest serious injury setback to the unluckiest man in football, our French midfielder Abou Diaby, has been flatly denied by an Arsenal source.

It had been reported earlier this week that the 28-year old had suffered a hamstring strain that would rule him out of action for another three months and effectively draw the curtain on his career as a Gunner. But the paper apparently contacted Arsenal and were told that Diaby has not damaged his hamstring at all. When we might see the central midfielder back in action, however, is not clear but he is continuing his recovery.

The second piece of good news, while it does not directly affect Arsenal anymore, is still good to hear for Arsenal fans, because our former captain Thomas Vermaelen, who pretty much forced his £15 million transfer to La Liga club Barcelona this summer, is still injured and has yet to play a single minute for them.

The Daily Star have actually been told that the Belgian defender had a problem that showed up in the medical but the club chiefs ignored the advice not to sign him, probably because of the transfer ban they are now under. So anyone who might think Wenger was mistaken to allow the defender to leave because of our own defensive injury problems, at least we now know that Vermaelen would not have been available anyway.

That £15 million we got for him is now looking like a very good deal for Arsenal, as long as Wenger spends it on a good centre back in January of course.

Tags Diaby Vermaelen Wenger


  1. muffdiver says:

    damn any chance we get to rob barca – im all for it

    diaby (glass man 2000)- who cares he should have left when william wallace was fighting for freedom

    1. Wootton says:

      To admin: If you think we should be happy because vermaelen is injured.. You’re an idiot. He played for us for years, wasn’t getting first team football and left to a great club. At least he didn’t go to another premier league team!

  2. davidnz says:

    An England player finally scores.

  3. john0711 says:

    Wow we are struggling for good news, Diaby is a joke and we have to be happy that someone we sold( and didn’t replace) gave the club 15 m
    Shall I do a happy dance now !!!

  4. davidnz says:


    1. Lethal Prince 9 says:

      Good penalty and a dive.

  5. Greg says:

    Good news for me would have been “bosscielny” returning earlier than expected and passed fit to face man u next week! Coyg!

  6. Greg says:

    Some good advice for wenger in the january transfer window, get jeffrey kondogbia (DM) and fabian schar (CB) coyg!

  7. davidnz says:

    Great news a Barcelona player is injured.
    Now we are certain to win the league.
    Injured Daby is out injured. Fantastic.
    This guarantees Arsenal will cruise
    to the ECL title.
    The good news just keeps on coming.
    Debuchi Ozil and Giroud have not been
    run over by a lorry today which means Arsenal will
    destroy Utd 11-0.
    Happy days 🙂
    But Wellbeck just scored however he is not injured so thats bad….

  8. Twig says:

    Dat Guy!

  9. davidnz says:

    Two for Danny 🙂

  10. davidnz says:

    Two v Utd is what we really need.

    1. jt says:

      hope danny steps up against his former team, I think welbeck chamberlain and sanchez are vital if we want to win

  11. I read the headline and opened to read the details before i came across this nonscence! Why waste time posting such rubbish? How shud gooners be happy b’se Vermaelen is still injured!!? Style up.

  12. Greg says:

    Hoorah! Arsenal man danny welbeck with a double for england! Coyg!

  13. Ks-Gunner says:

    The prince of bel air is in form and ripped as hell, lol.

  14. mr lean says:

    Sell diaby to Barca then ASAP !

    1. NickTheYank says:

      Watch Him go somewhere and have no more injury problems then live up to his potential. How would that sit with everyone?

      Not saying Im not sick of the Diaby injury saga but that would be Arsenal’s luck

  15. Ks-Gunner says:

    Welbeck > Giroud, always.

    1. davidnz says:

      Both are solid if not spectacular.
      Will be good to have them both available.

      1. Ks-Gunner says:

        Giroud is not a striker and Danny is. 23 >27. Bit worried that Wenger is going to play Danny out of poz to make room for him.

        1. theb4tman says:

          I’m a little confused as to the master plan here myself… OG for me is a classic style forward – not a 30goal a season striker, but instead more adept to holding the ball and playing in those around him. For him to be truly effective he either needs a strike partner in the shape of 4-4-2, or rely upon runs from two wide men in our much used 4-5-1/4-3-3.
          Trouble is 4-4-2 leaves leaves us with a lack of muscle in the middle of the park if we’re trying to build in Ozil/Santi etc…and before Wenger has any thoughts on playing either of them or jack as straight wingers, I think we should just say no..just no.
          While 4-3-3 offers its own problems in selection as well, with Danny, Santi, Joel, Lucas, Ox, Theo, Sanchez….and our other young German who’s name I have somehow managed to completely forget at the time of writing this..

          You’d love to think that squad selection is a good thing, and will offer up opportunity for rotation and switching tactics mid game…but we all know Wenger doesn’t change anything until the 78th minute of any game.

  16. th14 says:

    Wilshere sitting deep next to arteta would help us alot defensively but sadly wenger prefers him higher up the pitch running into players

    1. Ks-Gunner says:

      only 3 players are currently better then him in running at players

  17. th14 says:

    So thats Sanchez 1 goal and MOTM, Welbeck 2 goals, Jenko 1 goal, Podolski 2 assist, Campbell 1 assist, Jack MOTM and Scz Clean sheet.
    Closest we get to winning these days.

  18. Bobshinery1 says:

    What thing i noticed about our DM role is that, since Viera and Gilberto left, Wenger has never spend a dime on DM. All our DM are either playing in the team before(Flamini, Denilson, Song, Arteta) been giving chance to play DM or come as a free transfer(Bischoff and Flamini). Come to think of it, why has Wenger never sign a DM? His he searching everywhere for his next Viera or Gilberto?
    Now my question is, for how many years will it be?

    I know he wont be sack, so when he finally sign a DM, I believe it will be a good DM.

  19. Pottonman says:

    The headline is somewhat misleading, the good news is Diaby isn’t injured but we don’t know when he is available and the other good news is that a player who no longer plays for us is still injured, who cares on both accounts.

  20. Zulu-boy-SA says:

    Get well soon TV5, shame on you admin!

  21. ruelando says:

    I had hope verm would have remained and be converted into a DM, wenger loved to experiment and that would have been an excellent position for him , no injury to any footballer should be rejoiced, he was a great player for arsenal and i hope he rediscover that form, hopefully not against us.
    I really thought diaby would be up to speed by now, but so be it, Diaby should not be one counted on to make season long competition but should be us in the as one of the players in the 2 man Dm role on specific matches so if we can get 10 matches out of him i would be thankful

  22. SaveArsenal says:

    Seriously admin this is the 2nd article in a week celebrating injuries to sportsmen.
    This is a low point for the site and not how I expect Arsenal supporters to behave.
    Shame on you admin, shame on you.

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