Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby looks likely to miss the rest of the regular season after suffering a thigh strain in the final minute of play against Stoke at the weekend, according to reports by The Daily Mail.
The Frenchman dribbled the ball down the left flank with virtually no time on the clock and looked to pull-up with yet another injury, limping off the field after the whistle was blown for full-time.
The extent of Diaby’s injury curse is told best by his number of appearances for Arsenal this season where he has only appeared five times for the Gunners in the whole campagin.
His limited appearances in the Premier League and his latest injury set-back could now have even worse implications for Diaby’s prospects of a place in the French Euro 2012 squad where manager Laurent Blanc may not risk such an injury prone player in his squad and also a player that has been so short on match-time.
Not even thinking about Euros, Diaby must also be thinking about how patient Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger can be with the talented midfielder who has yet to repay the faith Wenger has put in him over his extended injury period.
Taking all this into account, perhaps it would be best for Diaby to miss the tournament simply so he can get his body in the right condition for next season. Rushing himself back for Euros could just mean more time in the medical ward.
What do you guys think? Should he use the summer as an opportunity to get himself properly fit? Or should he take his chances and make himself eligible for Euro 2012? Should Wenger let the Frenchman go? Feel free to leave a comment below!