Abou Diaby has revealed his latest injury injury suffered against Aston Villa is not as bad as first thought, and his 61st minute withdrawal against Aston Villa was just a precautionary measure.
The Frenchman is one of the most injury prone men England after suffering a horrific ankle injury just months after he first arrived in England as a promising 19 year old.
Seven years later and the French international has had to contend with numerous amounts of spells on the sidelines but is slowly getting back to his best.
With a crucial fixture list on the horizon it is imperative Wenger has all of his troops available in order to rotate and strategize, so fear once again set in that Diaby was set for another visit to the treatment room after pulling up with a knock against Villa, in which the more attacking minded Aaron Ramsey entered the fray.
Wenger initially revealed after the 2-1 win in his post-match press conference:
He told me he got kicked on the hip after he felt his calf. I don’t know how bad it is.
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But the 26-year-old has revealed on his official twitter account that his withdrawal was just precautionary and a minor knock, not his usual 3-4 month injury lay-off.
“felt a small discomfort on my calf nothing serious, just been cautious
— Abou DIABY (@AbouVDIABY) February 23, 2013