Wenger doesn’t know when Diaby will be back for Arsenal


After making his comeback for the Arsenal reserves 13 months after picking up a serious knee injury, Arsene Wenger has revealed that he does not know when Diaby will feature for the senior team after picking up a groin injury.

The French midfielder played 45 minutes for the under-21’s against Chelsea at the Emirates earlier in the week. Taken off at halftime, the player said after the game that he felt ‘ok’ and it was hoped that he would be able to play some part in Arsenal’s remaining four games of the season.

Speaking to the media in his press conference ahead of their game against Newcastle at the Emirates on Monday, Wenger revealed that the player had picked up yet another injury.

Wenger said

“It is difficult to say when Abou [Diaby] will be back.

“He had a groin problem and he will not be available for Monday. It is a minor setback.”

Wenger also revealed that Jack Wilshere was ‘on course’ to return in May however this injury, like so many suffered by Arsenal players seems to be taking longer to recover from than initial expectations.

Picking up the injury on March 5th, Wislhere was originally ruled out for six weeks. That was seven weeks ago.

Wenger added

“He’s progressing well. He’s still on track to be involved in the last couple of games.”

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Lee Hurley

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