Abou Diaby’s injury woes continue as the midfielder has undergone more surgery on his cruciate knee ligament.
The Frenchman suffered the same injury in March this year and was expected to return to the fold toward the end of 2013, but now any hope of playing this season seems remote after undergoing keyhole surgery to rectify problems he was still suffering with the troublesome knee.
Arsene Wenger revealed the bad news:
He had a little key hole surgery again, on the the knee because his knee blew up every time he did something so it is now six months after the cruciate.
He could not even jog yet so with new surgery it is a set back for him so competitive football cannot be played before March.
The unfortunate midfielder has had an injury plagued career with the Gunners and setbacks continue to occur time after time.
There is no doubting his quality when he is fit however it’s now rare that he’s even on the squad sheet.
Wenger clarified that despite his latest setback, there is still hope for Diaby in north London with his terms still valid for another season.
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The Frenchman added:
He has one and a half years to go on his contract.
Yet another massive blow for the France international, his career is slowly ticking away and without fulfilling his vast potential.
There is little hope that we will return and become the player he was always supposed to be, and you have to feel extremely sorry for him.
Regardless of how frustrating it is to see Arsenal pouring money down the drain on Diaby, he is a very professional player and whiles he’s an Gunner we must stand behind him.
Good luck Diaby, get well soon!