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Abou Diaby

28-Year-Old Midfielder     Arsenal  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Calf    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  May 11, 1986    Birthplace:  Paris, France
Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  172 lbs    

January 22, 2015    Abou Diaby News

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Manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday that Diaby is not close to returning from his calf injury, and he is still able to train.

Even when Diaby is fully healthy, he is too far down the depth chart to make an impact in even the deepest of fantasy leagues.

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Abou Diaby: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

December 5, 2014

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that Diaby would be offered a new contract if he can return to full fitness, according to the Daily Mail.

Diaby has made just two appearances in the past two seasons, and last month was widely expected to be on his way out of Arsenal. He has seven months remaining on his current contract, and will be given a chance to return to playing shape before the club cuts ties.

November 5, 2014

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Arsenal is expected to part ways with Diaby (calf) at the end of the season, reports the Daily Mail.

The midfielder has seven months remaining on his current contract, but after numerous injuries it would appear as though Arsenal will not attempt to renew the agreement.

October 30, 2014

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Diaby continues to recover from a calf injury, and while he has been training, he is still a few weeks away from returning.

Even when he does reach full fitness, Diaby will remain a very limited fantasy option given his expected lack of playing time during Premier League fixtures.

May 4, 2014

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Diaby, who has missed more than a year with knee and groin injuries, is available off the bench Sunday against West Brom.

Diaby's career has been riddled by injuries, so there's not much here from a fantasy perspective, especially so late in the season.

April 23, 2014

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Diaby (knee) played 45 minutes in an Arsenal Under 21 match against Chelsea on Tuesday, reports the Daily Mail.

The midfielder has been out for more than a year after an injury to his knee. He was replaced at half time, but being able to play 45 minutes is a step forward after such a long absence.

April 16, 2014

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Diaby (knee) is expected to return to training Thursday, although he is unlikely to play in any matches this season, the Independent reports. "Abou is back in full training on Thursday," manager Arsene Wenger said. "It's very difficult to say [if he will play this season] because he has not played for over a year now, and it's very difficult for me [to decide]. He looks physically fine, but he has to play one or two games before I consider bringing him back."

In all likelihood, Diaby will return next season, battling for a spot in a very crowded midfield.

October 24, 2013

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Diaby, who had ACL surgery last March, had to undergo an additional operation and is now expected to be out until next March, the Mirror reports. Manager Arsene Wenger said Diaby "had a little key hole surgery again, on the knee because his knee blew up every time he did something so it is not six months after the cruciate. He could not even jog yet so with new surgery it is a set back for him so competitive football cannot be played before March."

This is a major blow for Diaby, who had been dogged by injuries throughout his career. Arsenal have been perfectly fine without him, so it shouldn't be a major change to their plans, or the plans of fantasy owners.