Abou Diaby needs our support Gooners

| April 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

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Abou Diaby has certainly been a comic figure in the injury league, and while a “he’ll strain a muscle pulling up his socks” joke is amusing every now and again, it’s time to rally behind him and offer the midfield the support he deserves.

The Frenchman had his ankle/leg decimated early on in his Arsenal days which almost ended his footballing career before it had a chance to blossom.

Time and time again he’s been asked the question by his struggling muscles and bones whether it’s time to hang up the boots, so many setbacks have hampered his career to say the least and it’s taken a huge amount of mental strength on his part to remain a footballer.

He’s a gifted player and has proven that on a number of occasions. Last season he formed a solid partnership in midfield with Arteta, adding the power and tenacity we craved in midfield. The most frustrating thing in the past is Wenger’s persistence to rely on the France international to be fit and part of the squad. It’s held us back in the past, but not any longer.

The Gunners now have options in midfield so it’s a positive when he’s fit. Not saying we don’t need to buy a new defensive midfielder with more Viera-esk attributes, because we do. But we should stand behind Diaby and support a player who has struggled with morale crushing injuries but keeps persevering.

His current deal expires in 2015 so if he fails to make an impact next campaign he will be off in the summer. This is his last chance to make it in north London so give him all the encouragement you can and not the incessant disrespect some supporters have shown toward a player whose given his all for the club.

Welcome back to fitness Diaby, we look forward to seeing you on the pitch.

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  1. Ian Smart says:

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    • Josif says:

      Have you forgotten his Man-of-the-Match display at Anfield last term? Or, his performances in 2009-10?

      He has had his moments of brilliance and there would have been much more hadn’t he had so many injuries. His passes and movement are both silky and eye-catching, especially when you take his height into account.

      Aside from injuries, his silkiness is actually a reason why he hasn’t reached a level of Yaya Toure that he has once compared himself with. His performance against Liverpool or assist for Giroud’s goal against Brighton last season might turn out to be a sour memory on what kind of player Abou Vassiriki Diaby could have been if Dan Smith hadn’t made that horror-tackle.

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    • KINGCHINEDU says:

      I DONT THINK ANY COMMENTS SHOULD BE HIDDEN BECAUSE THEY MAY NOT BE POPULAR….OR NOT WIDELY LIKED…ITS ABOUT LIVING IN A FREE SPEECH ENVIRONMENT AND WE SHOULD ALL BE FREE TO EXPRESS OUR VIEWS…..

      AFC IS NOT A CHARITY AND SADLY FOR DIABY THATS WHAT IT HAS BEEN..HE IS NOT A CONSISTENTLY GOOD PLAYER EVEN WHEN FIT…HE IS SEVERELY ONE FOOTED AND THAT IS A HINDRANCE TO ANY MIDFIELDER…THERE REALLY ISNT A PLACE IN THE TEAM FOR HIM EXCEPT PERHAPS TO BE SUBBED INTERCHANGEABLY WITH ARTETA WHO IS NOW PAST IT…I THNK DABY WOULD BE BEST OFF RETIRING..IT IS UNLIKELY HE WILL BE BOUGHT BY ANOTHER CLUB WITH HIS HISTORY AND HE CANNOT BE CONSIDERED AS PART OF AN ARSENAL TEAM LOOKING TO GET BACK TO THE STANDARD PRE 2005…WE HAVE OTHERS IN THE TE CURRENT TEAM WHO ARE FIT AND ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH…WENGER CANNOT CONTINUE INDULGING IN ARSENAL AS HIS PERSONAL PLAYTHING A WHOLESALE CLEAROUT IS REQUIRED AND DIIABY HAS TO BE PART OF THAT

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