Tall, athletic, pace, dynamic, finisher. The same few words that come to every Arsenal fans’ mind whenever Abou Diaby is being mentioned. Abou has long been seen as a midfielder with talent and strength. Whenever he is on the field wearing an Arsenal shirt, he has played up to decent standards and would always prove himself worthy for a spot in the team. He is dynamic and fearless when it comes to the football pitch. That is the reason why Arsene has decided to stick with him despite all his injuries over the years.
In 8 years with the club, Abou Diaby has had near to 40 injuries in total. Calling him injury-prone would actually be a severe understatement. It is almost like he is never part of the team.
Nevertheless, Diaby is a man of great determination and belief. The fact that he still has not given up despite the number of injuries he has faced is admirable. Many still believe in Diaby, believing that he would one day be amongst the best in the footballing world.
However, many forget that Diaby is already 28. He is into the important years of his career and this is the time he needs to be playing games. Staying at Arsenal may not be the best option for him due to our huge array of talents in midfield. Also, the management may find it pointless to keep paying him wages if he continues his injury spree.
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