Diaby set to spend another spell on the sidelines.
There is more bad news for Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby as the Frenchman has been ruled out for three months after tearing his hamstring, reports Goal.
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This is just the latest setback for the 28-year-old who has had the last few years of his career plagued with injury and only recently returned to first team action.
It’s believed that Diaby suffered the tear during a Gunners training session and it looks unlikely that the midfield ace will ever be able to return to full fitness.
Since joining the North London club back in January 2006 the France international has managed just 182 appearances in all competitions as injuries have reeked havoc.
Back in March 2013 Diaby tore a knee ligament and since then has played just two games – one of which coming this season in the Capital One Cup defeat to Southampton.
Manager Arsene Wenger had previously stated that the reason he did not sign a defensive midfielder over the summer was because he thought he could convert the previously attacking player into a holding enforcer.
However, with Diaby rarely fit that plan looks unlikely to ever be achieved and the 65-year-old should perhaps enter the transfer market for alternatives in the January window.
The former Auxerre man’s current contract expires at the end of 2014/15 and a renewal of that deal looks highly unlikely.