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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  1. Greg says:

    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!

  2. Big Head says:

    Blame Wenger

  3. Greg says:

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

  4. CraigZWE says:

    Subdetland 1-0 Arsenal

    Wack Wilshire to score an own goal from the stands, that how Wack he is

  5. CraigZWE says:

    Sell Poldolski in January and bring in Draxler.

    Sell Campbell as well to help fund Draxler.

    Bring in quality CB to replace Mert

    And Cdm, Bender maybe just not Diaby 2.0 aka Khedira

    Sell Ozil bring in Reus

    Boom top 4 and next year champions or we remain chimps

  6. fred cowardly says:

    All the more reason to get a top DM in January

  7. CraigZWE says:

    Boo booo Wenger out.

    Monreal out
    Flamini out
    Mert out
    Poldolski out
    wack Jack out
    Arteta out
    Campbell out
    Ozil out
    Diaby out
    Rosiky out

    Gadzias out

    Stan out

    Or Arsenal will drop out top 4 for very long time.

    Replace these useless players with quality and we win Invincible 2.0

  8. CraigZWE says:

    ryo out
    Debucy out
    Gibbs out
    Giroud aka Giraffe out
    Schez out
    Coq out
    Zalelam out
    Harden out
    Ox out

    Keep Theo, Ospina, Welbeck, Gnabry Sanchez, bellarin, Ramsey, Chambers and Kos.

    Rest not Arsenal quality

    1. Az says:

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

      1. Goonerforever says:

        sounds like a worthy supporter of Chelski

  9. SaveArsenal says:

    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.

  10. ronniec says:

    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.

  11. goldfish27 says:

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

  12. Jogon says:

    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

  13. LoCkAy says:

    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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