Wenger Gives Update On Diaby Injury

By on September 11, 2012

Abou Diaby

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given his thoughts on Abou Diaby’s latest injury and claims the midfielder has a small chance of facing Southampton on Saturday.

The 26-year-old continued his excellent early-season form with a goal-scoring display in France’s World Cup 2014 qualifying win over Finland last Friday night.

However, the victory came at a cost with Diaby suffering from a late muscular problem that ruled him out of Tuesday nights 3-1 win over Belarus, and fears were mounting that he could be set for another spell on the sidelines.

But Wenger has moved to play down those suggestions claiming Diaby’s injury is only a minor one and he has a ‘small chance’ of playing in Saturday’s encounter with Southampton at the Emirates. The Frenchman is quoted by Goal.com as saying:

“The injury doesn’t seem serious to me at all. He has a small chance of playing on Saturday.”

Diaby has only just returned to action after missing the majority of last season through injury. After regaining full fitness in pre-season, the former Auxerre man has made a superb start to the new campaign and put in a man-of-the-match display during the Gunners 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

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  1. will

    September 12, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Good man Abou, play it safe!

  2. wahooligan

    September 12, 2012 at 2:15 am

    We need to rest him for the Man. C and other important games. WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO PUSH TOO HARD!

  3. obatiku

    September 12, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Next arsenal hero come back soon

  4. Braye koroye

    September 12, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Diaby has always been a good player, we in nigeria pray dis is just wengers plan to keep him safe. It work. La prof we hail

  5. Anum mose

    September 12, 2012 at 7:15 am

    We wish u quik recovery, sickness is not ur portion. Get welll soon ”Diady”

  6. Aussie Jack

    September 12, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Having had the experience of taking my son through the fitness training programme required for the Australian Iron Man competition I can say that a top athlete is very vulnerable to the slightest injury, even a cold. He trains for a day and hopefully he`s at his peak on that day.
    Arsenal may have a similar problem and it accounts for the number of minor injuries. Maybe the players are over tuned and lack the resilience of, say, a pub side. Just a thought.

  7. Vanisalbright

    September 12, 2012 at 8:29 am

    It would be wise to leave him out of the hamton game so he can came back strong against city.


    September 12, 2012 at 9:42 am

    am happy that diaby wont play,,that will give a chance to coquiline to play,,yo will see for yourselves,,coquiline is better faster,eye for passing,and can initiate a counter attack n take on opponents face to face.
    DIABY is slow ,clumsy and kills our counter attacks,he can5t take an opponenet one on one facing them,he will have to turn around and show him his back..

    coq is better than diab

    • Jay

      September 12, 2012 at 10:38 am

      You are mind-numbingly stupid.

    • Chris Knight

      September 12, 2012 at 11:01 am

      I have to disagree with you but everyone is entitled to their opinion

  9. Emmanuel

    September 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Get well soon.

  10. Chris Knight

    September 12, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Diaby your frustrating me so much get fit

  11. seyi

    September 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Get well soon abu cnt afford to miss ur powerful skill and ur creativity

  12. sageer

    September 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    i agree wit wat wenger says, dat diaby n wilsheere re jst lyk new signins 2 d club, cant wait 2 c both bck fully fit 4 man city n chelsea

  13. Mbangsolo

    September 12, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Diab or no Diab City wil hear it. All we need is a winning BOOSTER against SOTOM

  14. Mbangsolo

    September 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Diab or no Diab City wil hear it. All we need is a winning BOOSTER against SOTON

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