Arsene Wenger on Abou Diaby: Bruised and some ligaments damage
Written by Jeffrey on September 16, 2010 4:30
There is a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the fitness level of Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby as manager Arsene Wenger again revealed he doesn’t know as yet when the player will resume training.
On Tuesday, the 24-year old was quoted as saying how he will only be sidelines for two to three weeks but speaking after last night’s impressive 6-0 win over Braga in the Champions League, the Arsenal boss revealed it is not yet known when the midfielder will recover from Paul Robinson’s horror tackle he suffered last Saturday against Bolton.
Meanwhile, the Frenchman was again full of praise for Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh, saying how he not only covers to perfection his duties as a striker but he also helps the midfielders as if he was one of them.
The 26-year was again on target for Arsenal, putting his side 3-0 up in the 34th minute of the match. The Moroccan took full advantage of some nice work by young Jack Wilshere to convert a move started by captain Cesc Fabregas.
On Diaby and Chamakh, Wenger said:
We have to wait to see how he responds to that shock. There’s a bruise and some ligaments [damage]. We don’t know when he’ll play again at the moment.
[Marouane Chamakh] is a midfielder and a striker. He passes the ball, moves a lot, works defensively, is a striker in the box and is good in the air. He works very hard for the team so it’s enjoyable for the midfielders to play with him.