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Diaby taking it slowly

Abou Diaby is taking his recovery slowly as he aims to return from his serious knee injury before the end of the calendar year. The Frenchman, who has had an horrendous time ever since he was crippled by Dan Smith shortly after his Arsenal debut, picked up the knee injury in training and since then […]

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Arsenal reveal squad number changes

Arsenal have announced that new boy Yaya Sanogo will wear number 22 for the new season and that Abou Diaby will move from number 2 to number 24 after a number of seasons spending most of his time in the treatment room. It is not yet known if Andre Santos’ number 11 will be freed […]

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Diaby off his crutches and smiling [photo]

Arsenal’s Abou Diaby is off his crutches and seemingly in good spirits as he recovers from a serious knee injury which he picked up in training last season. Diaby tweeted the picture of himself   If ever Arsenal needed a poster boy for mental, if not physical, health, then it is Abou Diaby. Lesser men […]

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Press laughably claim Szczesny at risk from summer clearout

In what has to be one of the most ludicrous pieces of reporting I’ve seen in a while [and coming from the British press that’s some feat] the Mirror are today claiming that goalkeeper Wojciech Szcsesny is one of the players most at risk from a summer clearout by Arsene Wenger. But it’s not just […]

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Diaby will not play before 2013

Abou Diaby last played for Arsenal against Chelsea on 29th September. Since then he has been stuck in the infinite three week injury loop and yesterday Arsene Wenger confirmed that we would not see the influential midfielder before next year. Wenger said about Diaby “Slow progress. I cannot give you any fixed date because we […]

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Vieira: Diaby could have been better than me

Abou Diaby has often drawn comparisons with Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, and the man himself actually thinks the current Gunners midfielder could have been even better if not for his problems with injuries. Diaby looked a great prospect when he arrived from Auxerre in 2006, but a nasty challenge that season from Sunderland’s Dan Smith […]

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Wenger: We are missing Diaby

Arsene Wenger has played up the absence of Abou Diaby as a crucial factor in Arsenal’s form this season, admitting that the lanky French midfielder gives his team balance. Many eyebrows were raised when the club sold Alex Song to Barcelona, leaving the injury-prone Diaby as the only likely replacement, but the 26-year-old started the […]

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Diaby injury update

Abou Diaby, who was injured while playing for Arsenal against Chelsea and was said to be out of action for three weeks (that was six weeks ago) is now at least another three weeks away from a return according to the latest update which has been given by Arsene Wenger. Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s Barclay’s […]

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Deschamps: I would remind Wenger it is not him who decides

Despite rumblings in France that they did not believe that Abou Diaby was actually injured and that Didier Deschamps was prepared to call the player up for their upcoming World Cup qualifier against Spain, Deschamps has seen sense and opted to let the player recover in London. It seems, however, that he was not overly […]

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French reports Deschamps to call up Diaby regardless of injury

According to journalist Matt Spiro, who works out of Paris, reports coming out of France state that Didier Deschamps is set to ignore Arsene Wenger who claimed that Abou Diaby will be out for three weeks with an injury picked up at the weekend and will include him in their World Cup qualifying squad with […]

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Diaby loss is a blow says Wenger

Speaking about how he holds the French national side responsible for Diaby’s latest injury, Arsene Wenger was also speaking to the official Arsenal site about what the loss of Diaby means to Arsenal He said It is an opportunity for somebody else to stand up and play, but it is a blow. Not only because […]

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It was a mistake for France to play Diaby – Wenger

Abou Diaby, who limped out of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Chelsea at the weekend in the first half, should not have been called up for international duty according to Arsene Wenger.  At the time, we all praised Didier Deschamps sense when he let Diaby travel home and only played him in the one match, […]

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Diaby: No apology from Smith, I thought about quitting

Abou Diaby’s comeback this season has been something of a revelation but there is no denying that his history of injuries leave nearly ever Arsenal fan fearing the worst whenever a heavy challenge goes in on him. Speaking to the Mirror, Diaby revealed that the man who started of a chain of events which would […]

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Diaby felt the referee wanted to send him off

Abou Diaby, returning after missing Arsenal’s Premier League game against Southampton at the weekend due to a small injury he picked up while on international duty, wasted no time last night in showing everyone that he was fighting fit, perhaps a little too literally, as he managed to get himself book after just 21 seconds, […]

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