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Abou Diaby

28-Year-Old Midfielder     Arsenal  Premier


Birthdate:  May 11, 1986    Birthplace:  Paris, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  172 lbs    

May 4, 2014    Abou Diaby News

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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.

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

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.

March 29, 2013

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Diaby will be out for up to nine months after tearing a ligament in his knee during training, reports the Premier League.

The injury means that Diaby will be out until the holiday period of next season. He will also undergo surgery to repair the ligament.

October 3, 2012

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December 2, 2011

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He's hardly played after ankle surgery last summer and then another muscle injury.

November 26, 2011

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On Saturday Diaby was subbed in at 69 minutes to make his first Premier League appearance this term in Arsenal's 1-1 draw against Fulham.

Diaby was recovering from an Ankle injury, but it is not clear if the Frenchman is going to be able to regain the form that once made him an Arsenal regular.