Abou Diaby set to boost Arsenal with return to action

Abou Diaby could be available for selection for Arsenal before the end of the season, says Gunners boss

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Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby made just 14 appearances last season Photo: The Sport Review

Abou Diaby could be available for selection for Arsenal before the end of the season, Arsene Wenger has revealed.

The 27-year-old midfielder has been out of action since injuring his ankle ligaments back in March 2013 and has not yet featured this term.

He could be available soon, maybe in a couple of weeks

Arsene Wenger

However, the Arsenal boss has confirmed that the Frenchman is due to resume full training next week ahead of a possible comeback this season.

“Diaby is back to full training next week,” said Wenger. “He could be available soon, maybe in a couple of weeks.”

Wenger’s comments come after the player last month targeted a return to action before the end of the current campaign.

“I will take stock with Arsenal medical staff early in April, but I hope to resume collective training sessions very soon,” Diaby told France Football in March.

“My priorities? Feeling fine and play again before the end of the season.”

Diaby’s career at Emirates Stadium has been blighted by injuries, with the midfielder only managing 40 appearances in all competitions in the last four seasons.

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