This is not a false alarm! Abou Diaby is back in full training for Arsenal according to Injury Data Analyst Ben Dinnery who revealed the news on Twitter.
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#AFC boosted : Abou Diaby joins Debuchy, Mikel Arteta & Wilshere in a return to FULL training Hoping for an update on Ox & Welbeck today
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) March 31, 2015
The French midfielder has not played a league game all season for Arsenal, in fact his last Premier League appearance came against Norwich City on the last day of the 2013-2014 campaign.
Diaby made his one and only start for the Gunners this season in the Capital One cup third round against Southampton at the Emirates back in September and he lasted just over an hour and hasn’t been involved with the first team squad since.
His career in North London has been blighted by injuries since joining from French outfit Auxerre almost a decade ago and it was reported in the Daily Mail in March that he would be released from his contract when it expires in the summer.
But with news of his return to training, Arsenal fans have reacted on Twitter:
The apocalypse is nigh, Abou Diaby is back in full training. — Fonthill Gooner (@fonthill_) March 31, 2015
DIABY IN FULL TRAINING!!! — ? (@OneLilChilean) March 31, 2015
Diaby back, fingers crossed for the lad, would love to see get a run, smashing player when on his game. — Kris AFC (@Kripsy_AFC) March 31, 2015
Diaby back in full training. I really hope that is the end of his nightmare. I still have a small sliver of hope for this man. — The Ice Man (@BrutalArsenal) March 31, 2015
Abou Diaby is returning to training but will surely get injured AGAIN before the Liverpool game.. — Josè Osei (@joseikofi) March 31, 2015
DIABY IS ALIVE!!!! — ArsenalUpdates (@WengerAholic) March 31, 2015
‘Abou Diaby is back in full training.’ You’re early guys, April Fools Day is tomorrow! — Dan Chapman. (@iDanTheGunner) March 31, 2015
Wait wait wait diaby returned to full training loooooool — Markie Mark (@Markie_Mark91) March 31, 2015