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Diaby Out For The Season With Fresh Injury – Time To Give Up On Him?

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is set to miss the rest of the season after picking up a thigh strain during the Gunners 1-1 draw with Stoke City on Saturday.

Abou Diaby

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is set to miss the rest of the season after picking up a thigh strain during the Gunners 1-1 draw with Stoke on Saturday, according to the Daily Mirror.

Diaby has endured a torrid season that has been plagued by a series of injuries, and has only managed five substitute appearances so far this campaign.

The Frenchman had only just returned from a hamstring strain when he came on as a second half sub against the Potters, but his injury jinx stuck again as he limped off the pitch at full time.

The Mirror suggests that Diaby will miss Arsenal’s last two games with Norwich and West Brom and is now a major doubt for this summers Euro’s. The report also claims that the 25-year-old has told friends he’s concerned about the seriousness of his latest injury but will be assessed by Arsenal’s medical team before any official prognosis is announced.

After his worst season at the Emirates, with only five substitute appearances, surely Arsene Wenger must be considering Diaby’s future at Arsenal? Despite having the potential to be a top player, he’s become a liability. The only problem may be finding a buyer who’s willing to pay his high wages and take on a player with such a disastrous injury record.

What do Arsenal fans think? Is it time to give up on Diaby? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. da 1

    April 30, 2012 at 9:36 am

    dis iz a dizgrase, he iz d man y do injuryz kep im frm plyng. gt da no 2 bck in da red and whit stripe! guner 4 lyf.

    • Fortune

      April 30, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Well,we shud keep d faith on him bcos dis same thing also happened 2 rosicky,he’s a gud player we shud pray 4 his recovery.

      • da1

        April 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

        Fortune u da man, u feel ma views as well. fank god a sum 1 tlkin sme sense in ere.

      • FinnGun

        April 30, 2012 at 11:10 am


        • da1

          April 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

          Finn u da man as well!

          • jordan

            April 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm

            i remember wen ppl were sayin the same about van persie wen he was injured nw look at him!

    • MannzersMigBarcaB

      April 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

      MannerzMig here, you haven’t got a clue ‘da 1’, you think you can come on this chat room spreading BS about Diaby when you haven’t even seen my Barca u’18’s team play! Come to Catalonia and sort this.

  2. Judith Le'Strange

    April 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

    What is the point in keeping this injury prone player, he can only manage at most 10-20 minutes then is out injured for months & months, sell him along with all the other dead wood that we currently have and get them off our wage bill.

  3. Vindotech

    April 30, 2012 at 9:46 am

    No doubt,he need to be shown the way out even if its on mutual consent that it nobody agrees to buy him as low as £1m so as create room for a more reliable asset than keeping a liability

  4. schoolboy

    April 30, 2012 at 9:53 am

    The problem is with Arsenal’s medical team..why we have the worst injured record in the EPL, I bet there’s something wrong here

  5. Steve Johnson

    April 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I really hoped this was it this time! Finally got Diaby back which could carry us until the end of season, but nope! once again … injured !

    If we cant sell him, then sort out a deal where he gets paid a minimum basic wage and a pay per play bonus …

  6. psalmson

    April 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

    i dnt knw wat wenger is doin wit this kind of player.him&ramsey are nt fit to b arsenal player.b4 d season started arsenal was offered 10m pounds but wenger regeted it &d club needs to spend on him without offering anything..pls if this message cud get to mr wenger i will appreciate,i knw is stubborn to is decision &he shud stop deceiving us dat trophy is nt needed but 4 arsenal shud carry trophy:players like(diaby,ramsey,sqiullaci,almunia,mert.,chamakh,gibbs)shud all dat plyers lyk yennaris,coquelin,frimpong,cud b given chances b4 we lose them.and buy 2/3 stablish players.thank u….

  7. mark

    April 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

    get rid of him. i dont even know if he’s any good or not. i think not. he is a waste!
    bring in a proven attacking mid that we can rely on to deliver excellent performances, and who will play!

  8. mark

    April 30, 2012 at 10:58 am

    …he was talking about his dream of playing for Barca at one point anyway

  9. jerome

    April 30, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Im fed up wid all u fakes, u no nuthink bout guners. start learning 2 respct the stripe proply! Diaby is gd but he jus has no hope wid injries.

    • MannzersMigBarcaB

      April 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

      MannerzMig here, Jerome.. you are the worst sort of human being. Abou Diaby has no technical ability and you are moaning about his injury record. It doesn’t matter! Come and watch my Barca team play.

  10. MannzersMigBarcaB

    April 30, 2012 at 11:10 am

    i am manuel miguel from the barcelona academy under 18’s.. you lot haven’t a clue about injuries and football in general. i am currently sitting, watching my barcelona team playing wonderful one touch football and then their is you lot giving it the biggen about how an average french footballer keeps getting injured, he is a lanky piece of nothing and should be released. he would not get into my barca team. MannerzMigBarcaB

    • da1

      April 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Mannerz u fake! u cum up in ere finking u no it all. dere is probz a reeazon u iz on da bench. diaby is da 1, our medical team iz a bt bad we no bt u ned to realise tht he is gud jus lik wilshere he wil be bck and strong, f the haterz da1 ere nd proud!

    • chris from Cambridge

      April 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Stay in Spain … dick head. He was terribly injured not by a tackle but by common assault by a young lunatic from Sunderland. His ankle was broken and dislocated. I look forward to a similar injury to yourself followed by how many years it might take your body to adjust ?? You just stick to bribing referees and how is the diving coaching going ?

  11. atid

    April 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Send him out on loan for a season. honestly henri lansbury would have given us far more this year. with eisfeld henderson ozyakup not far behind henri i say let diaby go on loan free up a place in the 25 man squad. we cannot afford to carry all these long term injuries next season. everyone will strengthen this summer and we must too.

  12. Tubbs Muyera

    April 30, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Diaby at his best is a top, top midfielder believe you me, It’s not his fault he gets injured.
    If it wasn’t for that tackle at Sunderland I think we could all be asking Vieira who? give the boy a chance I think he will be one of our key players next season
    Szcescny(excuse my spelling)2.Sagna 3.Gibbs/Santos 4.Koscienly/Bartley5.TV/Vertogen 6.Song/Arteta 7.Theo/Ox 8.Diaby 9.Van P. 10.Rosicky 11.Podolski/Ryo #Invincibles MK2

  13. Damn_Gallas

    April 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Nope.. Sell him.. If m’vila or whoever comes in then I see no point keeping diaby.. A liability and he just take up a space that some youngsters like Lansbury could occupy.. Throw him out please..

  14. MannzersMigBarcaB

    April 30, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Thats it im laying down the law here. You Arsenal scum dont have nothing on me, I have the potenial to make it big, playing next to Messi, Xavi and Iniesta. You lot get back to your poor lonley day jobs and worry about the next promotion or something. Football knowledge from football players. Out.

    • Jerome

      April 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

      F u Mannerz u scum!

    • ArsenalStarlet

      April 30, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Listen up you mannerz you dirty little scum bag, i am currently sitting next to the Emmanual Frimpong, and he doesnt approve! either you stop moaning or he’s gunna find out exactly where you live and FRIMPONG you, so i suggest you take the first option. you are nothing and never will be, pretending you’re part of Barcelona hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  15. Sammy

    April 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    It is time to let Diaby go! He has contributed very little to the Arsenal cause in the last 3 years. Let him go and bring in Hernanes & Vortengen!

  16. Shafiu

    April 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Actually I support, its time for him to go. no need to look for the club capable of paying him high wages,who ever will buy him is going to be manage.

  17. TARIKU

    April 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    he should go no place for him in arse.

  18. lewi

    April 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    you lot said the same thing about van perse. Remember?

  19. MannerzMigBarcaB

    April 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I hate to say it guys. I have made it big since living in Cardiff and now trialing with Barca’s youth Academy has made me a better player, mentally and physically. So do not lecture me on how he broke his ankle, ok it is unfortunate but how does he expect to be the average player he is with the support he is provided through Arsenal FC. I have seen Tello and Cuenca move through the ranks since I have been here and our Academy football would be likened very much to the quality of Arsenal. You’re all haters about me making it big. Miguel NO. 10. Barcelona. REMEMBER the name. If you are wondering why I have a Spanish related name, my father is spanish and comes from Madrid. You’re all so pathetic.

    • Sinbads

      April 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      I hate to say it Mig, but i just about had enough of the BS that your little welsh computer is coming out with. Do you want me to get you a sheep so you can **** the **** out of it!

  20. Maleek Ere

    April 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Maleek ere, you are sick mannerz, i resepect you and that but you are never and i mean NEVER ever beaing ‘da1’. he is real and hes coming at you, quick!
    peace from the one they call ‘foster kid’

    • da1

      May 1, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Da1 ere!

  21. Aussie Jack

    April 30, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    This is a high profile expensive business we`re in and whilst compassion and consideration must be given when at all possible we must also realize it is not a welfare organization and these guys are not on peanuts. Finding another club will be difficult and we have to honour his contract so I can`t see him moving until that is completed.

    Much of the `deadwood` we carry is a result of bargin basement purchases, now we pay the price.

  22. Aussie Jack

    April 30, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Let me just add that I don`t consider Diaby `deadwood` he`s just very unlucky in a highly competitive world.

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