Perennially injured Arsenal star Abou Diaby has made his return to full training, and could still feature before the end of the season.
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The Frenchman has shown plenty of promise whenever fit, but unfortunately for him those occasions have been few and far between.
Arsene Wenger has stuck by his man despite his injury woes however, and the midfielder will be looking to pay him back if possible.
Ben Dinnery, an injury data specialist for ESPN and other publications, broke the news on Twitter, announcing that Diaby had joined Mathieu Debuchy, Mikel Arteta, and Jack Wilshere in full training.
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He also claimed he was expecting news regarding Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with both thought to be facing late fitness tests to be ready for this weekend’s clash with Liverpool.
#AFC boosted : Abou Diaby joins Debuchy, Mikel Arteta & Wilshere in a return to FULL training Hoping for an update on Ox & Welbeck today
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) March 31, 2015
Heading into the final few games of the season, it is vital that we have as many bodies fit and firing. We have a number of huge games coming up, and squad depth could prove vital to any success we might have.
Diaby could be on his way out of the club this summer, with his contract yet to be renewed. If he can get a run of games together towards the tail end of the season then this may change, but as far as many Arsenal fans are concerned it is time to say goodbye to the injury prone box-to-box star.