Posted on Monday, 30th July 2012 by Tony Merakli
The 26-year-old featured just five times for the Gunners last season after suffering a number of injuries to his calf and hamstring.
The box-to-box midfielder’s contract expires next summer, and the Frenchman knows that he must keep off the treatment table if he wants to stay at The Emirates.
He was quoted in The Sun saying:
‘It is a crucial season and it is really important for me to be back strong and have a very good year.’
For me, I’m surprised he’s still an Arsenal player – I would have sold him a few seasons ago to be honest.
Granted, his injuries may have hindered his progress over the years and I do feel sorry for players that are injury-prone, but I don’t think he is necessarily needed at the club anymore, especially if Yann M’Vila is signed.
If Arsene Wenger is not going to get rid of him this summer then Diaby will have to step it up a gear or two and keep fit.
But with one year left on his contract, I just feel it would be best for the club in general to cash in on the player and put it towards another.
Sink or Swim time for Abou!
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