Finally, Arsene Wenger has ran out of pity for a certain Abou Diaby. The Frenchman has come in for criticism from many quarters for still having the injury ravaged midfielder in our ranks when he is more on the treatment table than on the training field.
However, you would not blame Wenger, Diaby came to the club with a lot of expectation and he had real potential. We were still missing Vieira in our ranks and an almost look alike player shows up. He certainly showed a little of what he can do, I still remember that bullet of a shot against Sunderland at the Emirates. Everybody had high hopes about this kid and every time he came back, we all thought that maybe this could be his final breakthrough but we were all wrong.
We are not here to talk about his injuries because they are well documented; over 40 injuries, there was no way he could compete with the physicality of the Premier League, so letting him go is the most professional thing to do.
Sometimes, you have to sit down and wonder, why was Diaby not ever able to get over his injuries and his body was almost like a plane of glass that collapses at every point. While we can not fathom what really went wrong, I would not be surprised if part of the blame rested on the club’s medical team.
When you look in retrospect and see that some first team members have had a terrible experience with injuries, you have to just wonder. Rosicky was out for more than a year, same thing with Wilshere. Arteta and Ramsey have had muscle issues that seemed incurable. IN RVP’s last season at the Emirates, Wenger talked about a scientific approach that was used to keep him fit. You just wonder if Abou was really taken care of adequately by the medics and was not rushed into action at certain times. Well there are some questions that might not be answered.
Seems Abou is trying his luck in the MLS with reports this morning saying that he is in talks with FC Dallas. I really wish him well and that wherever he plays, he is able to re-enact that early career form and promise that he showed.
I expected Manchester United to have completed the Schneiderlin move already but with reports that German midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger might be available, LVG seems to have stalled on an approach?
Should Wenger take advantage? Maybe!
Have a wonderful day and can’t wait for the first game of pre season already….
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