It is mere luck that has prevented French international midfielder Diaby from becoming the latest in an ever growing list of Emirates stars severely injured by dirty challenges. Watch carefully and you will see Bolton defender Paul Robinson blatantly take out the Arsenal man.
The challenge is clumsy at best and downright cynical at worst. Given that Ryan Shawcross mangled Aaron Ramsey last term and Eduardo was savaged by Martin Taylor it does appear that some teams feel that one way to attempt to play the north London club is to ratchet up the intimidation.
Of course there is room the game for tough tackling, football is and will always remain very much a contact sport, but sometimes it seems clubs take things too far and it is worth noting that the Trotters left back was not even cautioned for this offence.