Arsenal Team News: Abou Diaby, Ryo Miyaichi and Tomas Rosicky
Written by Jeffrey on December 3, 2011 4:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed that midfielder Abou Diaby is again injured and will be out for at least ten days.
Speaking to Arsenal Player as well as in his pre-Wigan press conference, the Frenchman explained that there are no fresh injury concerns after Tuesday’s Carling Cup exit against Manchester City as he added that the Frenchman will be out for ten days with Tomas Rosicky also ruled out of today’s game against Wigan.
Asked why Diaby suffered yet another setback, the Arsenal boss said that the fitness coaches thought that he was fit enough to make his long-awaited comeback, revealing that the player’s morale is “very low” but also that he will be back to his full potential.
On Friday, Wenger said:
The good news is that from Tuesday night we have no injuries, everybody is available. Of course all the players who have not played are available as well.
We cannot complain on the injury front and overall the situation is quite positive. We have of course the long-term injuries but all the rest are not bad.
[Abou Diaby has] slight muscular problem, he’ll be out for around 10 days. [Tomas Rosicky] is still out but he has a chance to be available for Olympiacos.
He has a thigh problem. He is back in training – not full – but in fitness training. [Ryo] is out until the end of December.
The players are always impatient to come back and when they come back and they get injured, you think you have done it too early.
But we felt with the fitness coaches that [Diaby] was ready to play. He got injured again and it’s a minor injury but at the moment I must say he is very low because he has put a lot of effort in to come back.
He has not played one game since the start of the season and he is going through a very difficult moment just now because he has put so much dedication into his rehab.
To be injured straight away again is very difficult to take for him. He has been out many times like that.
I had the fear he would never get back to his best before his last surgery because he didn’t look comfortable to me with his ankle.
Now I am convinced he will come back to his full potential. At the moment he has to keep strong and continue because it is a small injury.