Is it time for Arsenal to cut Diaby loose?
Arsene Wenger’s latest press conference has revealed that Diaby won’t be back anytime soon, giving me the thought is it time to let Diaby loose? On Arsenal.com, Wenger said; “Slow progress. I cannot give you any fixed date because we are a bit in no man’s land on that front. He is working. We are waiting for him to come back but he is not ready”
The Frenchman is a great player on his day, with a wide range of attributes that makes him absolutely fantastic to watch and no doubt excellent to play with however he spends the majority of his time on the Arsenal treatment table and collecting a reported £60,000 a week means that he is potentially taking up the space of a player that could benefit us for at least, more than the average 6 games a season Diaby plays.
Diaby has incurred numerous injury problems over the last few years and it’s the constant setbacks that forces him out for so long. He isn’t used to the competitive level that the Premier League holds and so it’s unfortunate that he is seemingly always injured. The problem is, every time he returns to action he always pushes himself to perform the best he can immediately, to prove a point, however it usually leaves him tired and therefore resulting in injury.
It’s unknown when he is expected to return. Wenger ruled out a December return immediately and ‘Slow Progress’ will mean he is nowhere near being in contention about returning to training. So providing he has no more setbacks, I would expect him to return to training around February time. I would fully expect him still to be here after the transfer window because no team will want to buy an injured player.
I’m sure all the fans are frustrated with Diaby’s constant injures and it has ruined the career of such a wonderful talent, much like it did with Eduardo and now potentially Aaron Ramsey. The player himself admitted he has thought about retiring several times because of his injures however the club has convinced him to stay and push on through it.
I don’t know what the club would be willing to do on his situation however what do you think should become of Diaby?
I personally think we should monitor this injury and see what becomes of him afterwards because at £60,000 a week and 26 years old, is he really worth it?
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