Talismanic midfielder picked-up hip injury playing for France in their WCQ victory over Finland.
Arsenal could be facing another spell without Abou Diaby available after the Frenchman picked up a hip injury playing for France in their World Cup Qualifier against Finland on Friday.
The French midfielder was instrumental for his national side in the game, scoring the winning goal as they defeated Finland 1-0 in Helsinki and his performance led his national boss to hail the ‘completeness’ of the player in what was a successful return after a long injury spell last campaign, according to Sky Sports.
However, a hip injury sustained in that game subsequently ruled him out of France’s clash against Belarus last night.
Diaby has started the new campaign in scintillating form for the Gunners and with the north London side having lost key players in Robin Van Persie and Alex Song over the summer Diaby will be a crucial member of the team if they are to make the top four once again.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has moved to allay fears that the injury will signal a repeat to last season, during which Diaby only managed 5 appearances for Arsenal due to a series of injuries, but Wenger will no doubt be worried that the injury-prone midfielder could be set for another blighted campaign.
Diaby has been capped 16 times by France since making his debut in 2007.
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