Arsenal Boosted As Key Midfielder Set For Early Injury Return

By on November 23, 2011

Arsenal have been boosted with the news that midfielder Abou Diaby has retured from injury earlier than expected and may feature against Borussia Dortmund.

Diaby has not played since having surgery on an ankle injury picked up in the summer and has had several knockbacks on his way back to fitness. It was feared he would not be fit for first team football until well in to December, but the Frenchman has managed to return ahead of schedule and is in the squad to face Dortmund tonight.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed his pleasure at being able to call upon Diaby’s services again, having been without him since June:

I am very happy. It’s been a little bit quicker than expected because he looked good in training, so it’s good to have him back.

He has not played one minute since the start of the season and had his surgery in June, so it’s good news to have him back.



  1. vincent

    November 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Its good to have him back but I think he should sit on the bench and be used as a late hour substitute.he is not better than ramsey,arteta or anybody in the midfield

    • ranks

      November 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      u said the same thing about theo.

  2. diablo

    November 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Diaby is ok…he did well 2 seasons ago… but yes i would have him on the bench as a substitute.Hopefuly he doesnt get a new long injury again

  3. Nickerless Bender

    November 23, 2011 at 4:33 pm


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