As expected, Arsenal have confirmed that Abou Diaby will be out of action for three weeks due to a thigh injury he picked up against Chelsea at the weekend. With Mikel Arteta facing a fitness test ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League match against Olympiakos, the Gunners midfield suddenly looks painfully thin.
Not a surprise that Diaby is injured again, he has already missed the 6-1 victory against Southampton earlier this season with a hip problem. Over the last eight seasons, Diaby has started just 87 Barclays Premier League starts, due to an incredible 14 separate injuries.
Diaby will miss Arsenal’s trip to West Ham United on Saturday evening and he should be fit to face Norwich City at Carrow Road on October 20th.
It seems that Wenger’s gamble on the health of Diaby is proven to be a bad bet. Will Wenger go out and buy another midfielder in January to cover for Diaby, or will be hope that the return of Frimpong and Wilshere is like making two new signings?