Arsene Wenger on Abou Diaby, “He cannot move his leg at the moment”
Written by Renzo on September 12, 2010 4:30
It is sad how Arsenal almost always have to face injury problems after every game as it is now Abou Diaby’s turn to face an anxious wait on how serious his injury is.
Coming on as a substitute in yesterday’s afternoon game against Bolton, the Frenchman spent very little time on the pitch and had to be replaced after a nasty challenge from Bolton’s Paul Robinson. According to manager Arsene Wenger, the midfielder cannot move his leg as a result of the challenge and will be assessed on Sunday to determine how long he will have to stay on the sidelines.
The Gunners are already facing injury problems in the offensive department with Theo Walcott, Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner all ruled out for weeks. Luckily, both Marouane Chamakh and Carlos Vela are showing good signs and seem ready to fill the void left by their team mates.
Arsenal’s next game is the Group H Champions League against Braga at the Emirates on Wednesday. Frenchman Samir Nasri is expected to feature from the first minute after he was supposed to be utilised against Bolton but was kept on the bench after Denilson replaced injured Diaby.
On the injury, Wenger said:
I believe it was a bad tackle on Diaby, he is not in a good shape. They had full commitment but we needed to be patient, get our technique and passing to prevail and I was confident that it would. It was important not to make a second mistake.
It is ankle or shin – he cannot move his leg at the moment so we will see.