Date: 1st April 2014 at 9:29am
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Abou Diaby is an Arsenal player.

Yes, you may have forgotten so, as he has spent so much time on the treatment table in his Arsenal career, indeed, the leggy Frenchman has only play 20 games for The Arsenal in the last 3 years and only averages 19 games per season in his 9 year stay at the club.

However Diaby is set to return for Arsenal after a season long lay off and controversially set to start in the crucial game at Goodison park against Everton on Sunday.

Speaking with French sports newspaper L’Équipe Wenger said “Diaby will return to the team this weekend, yes, he has a tremendous spirit and has fought with courage to return as an Arsenal player. He is like a new signing.”

“He has been out for a long time, but will start the game, to win this game is crucial and would mean we can stop looking over our shoulders and begin again looking forward”

“I am unsure as yet who he will replace, but expect to see him start, he is a top player at the club and an important one for us.’


Wenger passed judgement on what Diaby will bring to the team.

“Abou plays really intricate & laudable football, objectively & overall [he is] like [a new] signing.”