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Abou Diaby | Midfielder

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 165

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News broke early on Thursday that Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby had suffered yet another injury with his latest setback – a hamstring tear – expected to rule out the French man for up to three months.
However within hours the club made an official statement confirming the player is NOT injured and trained as normal with the first team squad that morning. Injuries have blighted the career of Diaby with over 40 separate reported problems stretching back to 2005 - the midfielder is in the final year of his current contract - and another significant issue at this point would finally extinguish any hopes of an extension. With only 10 starts since 2011 – an undoubted talent – Diaby has never been allowed to fulfil his potential with many citing the Dan Smith tackle back in 2006 at Sunderland – fractured & dislocated ankle – as being the cause ALL of his subsequent problems. Thu, Nov 13, 2014 05:53:00 PM
Source: Daily Star

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Arsenal midfielder Alou Diaby could miss Sundays Community Shield final against current British Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley because of a hip injury.

Any hope of French midfielder Alou Diaby making next weekend’s league opener at home to Crystal Palace were dealt a severe blow when L'Equipe reported the player was struggling with an injury he sustained during Arsenals’ recent friendly match-up against the New York Red Bulls. The setback represents the latest in a long line of injury-related problems which restricted Diaby to just 16 minutes of league football during the last campaign and only ten starts since 2011/12. Although there's been no official word from the club the player was pictured training during an open session with his movement suggesting the problem may only be minor.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 06:19:00 PM