Arsenal’s Abou Diaby ruled out for up to 9 months with knee injury

Abou Diaby will be out of action for up to nine months after Arsenal revealed that the midfielder requires surgery his left knee

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Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has made just 14 appearances this term Photo: The Sport Review

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Abou Diaby will be out of action for up to nine months after Arsenal revealed that the midfielder requires surgery on a torn knee ligament.

The 26-year-old suffered the injury to his left anterior cruciate ligament in training on Wednesday and Arsenal confirmed that the France international will be sidelined until at least November.

A Gunners statement read: “The club can confirm that Abou Diaby injured his left knee in training on Wednesday and subsequent scans have confirmed that he has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.

“Following consultations with specialists, Abou will undergo surgery to repair the injury in the near future. Abou is expected to be out for around eight to nine months.

“The thoughts and best wishes from everyone at Arsenal are with Abou, and we all wish him a successful recovery.”

Diaby’s progress at Arsenal has been severely hampered by injuries in recent seasons. He has been limited to just 14 appearances in all competitions this term after missing large portions of the campaign due to a hip problem and only played five games in 2010-11.

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