Abou Diaby believes he will start the race to fitness next month as he looks to step up his recovery from his latest injury setback.
The Frenchman suffered an ACL injury in training with the Gunners in March and is expected to be out of action until the end of the year.
It still remains doubtful that the lanky midfielder will feature ahead of schedule but the signs are promising for his recovery as he looks to step up his recovery in the next four weeks.
According to the Injury League, he told Football.fr:
I’m on schedule, even if my condition fluctuates.
Sometimes I’m ahead, sometimes behind, but I should be able to start to run in four weeks.
Diaby’s injury list is insane and has stretched out to 36 since his arrival from Auxerre in 2006.
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Last season was hoped to be the campaign where he was able to push on and finally prove his worth, despite starting strongly he was then ruled out for the year after the Chelsea match in late September.
He then returned in the New Year but was unable to regain the form demonstrated in 2012 before once again succumbing to multiple injuries. Unfortunately for Diaby patience is wearing thin from Gooners who are fed up with his injury prone nature.
It may well be time to depart with the Frenchman, however not until he’s fit and re-sellable.. So maybe next year then. Such a waste of wages for a player who barely features.