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Arsenal fans take to Twitter to react to Abou Diaby finally leaving the Emirates

Arsenal star Abou Diaby looks likely to finally be leaving the Emirates after being listed as a free transfer by the club on the Premier League’s list of players.

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This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but still represents the end of an era, with the player being at the club since 2006.

The 29-year-old has become infamous for his terrible injury record which has left him able to play just 180 times in ten seasons, including a terrible 22 in the last four.

Despite these problems manager Arsene Wenger repeatedly offered new contracts to the Frenchman, but seems to have finally given up on him ever regaining full fitness.

This could be because the North London side’s midfield is now as strong as it has been in a long time. The emergence of Francis Coquelin in the last campaign means they now have a reliable defensively-minded player in the middle of the park to add to the undoubted flair of stars such as Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, and others.

Fans have been mixed in their reaction to this news, with some sad at how Diaby’s career has turned out and others poking fun at his inability to get fit.

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