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Arsene Wenger vows to convert Arsenal’s Abou Diaby into a holding midfielder

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he is planning to make Abou Diaby the answer to the club's lack of physical presence in defensive...

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Give Us An A: An Arsenal Alterative Alphabet

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Throughout the Dog Days of summer, between the euphoria of Cup Final day and the Big Kick-Off for 2014/15, Arsenal Arsenal will be taking its own idiosyncratic amble through the dictionary.

For each letter of the alphabet we will offer up some suggestions for entries that can ultimately go in the Arsenal Alternative Dictionary (available during the pre-Christmas weeks at all branches of Wasterstones or to download direct to Swindle).

Give Us An A: An Arsenal Alterative Alphabet

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Throughout the Dog Days of summer, between the euphoria of Cup Final day and the Big Kick-Off for 2014/15, Arsenal Arsenal will be taking its own idiosyncratic amble through the dictionary.

For each letter of the alphabet we will offer up some suggestions for entries that can ultimately go in the Arsenal Alternative Dictionary (available during the pre-Christmas weeks at all branches of Wasterstones or to download direct to Swindle).

Ramsey’s 15th and Jenkinson’s 1st – match review

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Many called this game a dead rubber but most were thinking first and foremost who would start and more importantly how to avoid injuries while keeping up the momentum of four successive wins in preparation for the Cup Final.

We weren't disappointed. We started the first half in quite a cautious fashion and Ruddy made a couple of excellent saves, although I thought Giroud should have scored around the 32nd minute.

Ramsey’s 15th and Jenkinson’s 1st – match review

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Many called this game a dead rubber but most were thinking first and foremost who would start and more importantly how to avoid injuries while keeping up the momentum of four successive wins in preparation for the Cup Final.

We weren't disappointed. We started the first half in quite a cautious fashion and Ruddy made a couple of excellent saves, although I thought Giroud should have scored around the 32nd minute.

Chelsea vs Norwich and Arsenal vs West Brom, Premier League Gameweek 37: Open Thread

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West Bromwich Albion are mathematically not safe yet for another Premier League season, while Arsenal have confirmed a UEFA Champions League spot after Everton's defeat yesterday, so you would expect the Baggies to give it their all today at the Emirates Stadium in the first match of the day.

In team news, Abou Diaby makes his first return to an Arsenal squad is more than 13 months, with an appearance on the bench.

Can you help cure our injuries?

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Morning Gooners

Injuries have blighted us again this season, although we're in fourth place with three games to play, which in a league of twenty that's not a bad position at all, but injuries I am sure have robbed us of at least two or three positions. I know this is not just this year as we all know we seem to suffer more than a lot of others.

Can you help cure our injuries?

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Morning Gooners

Injuries have blighted us again this season, although we're in fourth place with three games to play, which in a league of twenty that's not a bad position at all, but injuries I am sure have robbed us of at least two or three positions. I know this is not just this year as we all know we seem to suffer more than a lot of others.

Pie Chart: Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby’s injuries (2006-2014)

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Like A New Signing: Abou Diaby's 39 Injuries (2006-2014) pic.twitter.com/yvJxOwFafL Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) April 25, 2014 As...

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Arsenal’s Abou Diaby picks up groin injury

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Injury-prone Abou Diaby suffered a groin injury in his comeback game, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed. The 27-year-old played 45 minutes...

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Arsene’s style counsel

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The book of Arsenal's injury martyrs is, by now, a well-thumbed document (rumour has it that Abou Diaby picked up a particularly nasty paper cut leafing through his own chapter of woe). It is well acknowledged that, yet again, the optimism of a promising looking season has been pin pricked by the sting of long term absences.

Photos: Abou Diaby makes his Arsenal comeback vs Chelsea U21

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Injury-hit Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has made his comeback from a 13-month layoff this evening. The 27-year-old returned from his long-term knee...

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Abou Diaby makes Arsenal comeback

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He's back! Good luck to @AbouVDIABY as he makes his comeback for #Arsenal Under-21s against Chelsea pic.twitter.com/IU0aE03juV Arsenal FC...

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The end is nigh. Nine Premier League games remaining. What are we after?

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I cast my mind back to the final stretch last season, and we were in a battle for Top Four. For the sake of this discussion, I'd like to put aside the hunt for Trophies, and delve deeper into what there is to look forward to.

Following the loss to Spurs a year ago, momentous events followed.

The end is nigh. Nine Premier League games remaining. What are we after?

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I cast my mind back to the final stretch last season, and we were in a battle for Top Four. For the sake of this discussion, I'd like to put aside the hunt for Trophies, and delve deeper into what there is to look forward to.

Following the loss to Spurs a year ago, momentous events followed.

The new contracts, Diaby, and why winning in the high road matters more

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By Algi Fitzgibbon. Head of Certain Things, Untold Arsenal.

As expected Aarson Ramsey's contract extension has been announced, and he has signed a new deal along with Santi Cazorla and Gedion Zelalem.

And Abou Diaby got in on the act saying that he could be playing again before the end of the season, adding [.

Surgery, Victory, Injury, Jittery

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Last Friday:

Walcott turns down a quick fix

The news came that Theo had opted for the most risk free treatment for his ACL injury. It is also the treatment that will keep him on the sidelines for the longest time.

Theo will undergo a patella tendon graft which is thought to offer the best long-term guarantees after a gruelling period of rehabilitation.

Surgery, Victory, Injury, Jittery

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Last Friday:

Walcott turns down a quick fix

The news came that Theo had opted for the most risk free treatment for his ACL injury. It is also the treatment that will keep him on the sidelines for the longest time.

Theo will undergo a patella tendon graft which is thought to offer the best long-term guarantees after a gruelling period of rehabilitation.

Abou Diaby Is Not Likely to Play Again For Arsenal This Season, Says Report

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Abou Diaby is not likely to return to action this season for Arsenal in yet another injury setback, which has ruled out thedefensive midfielder since March 2013.

Diaby was originally supposed to be back to full fitness in December, but the French midfielder who has suffered 35 different injuries in his Arsenal career from 2006-2013, is still trying to recover from his knee injury, according to a report by Goal.

Crisis Strikes Arsenal With More Players Added to Injury List

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Despite Arsenal securing the top of the Premier League position to finish off 2013, the Gunners have been rocked by an injury crisis with a total of 7 players out while 5 key players are doubtful for tomorrow's game against Cardiff.

Olivier Giroud and Kieran Gibbs have joined Arsenal's injury list.

Arsenal Midfielder Mesut Ozil to Miss Up to Three Games: Daily Soccer Report

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will miss up to three games after suffering a shoulder injury.

In his pre-match interview, Wenger told Sky Sports:

"I would have loved Mesut Ozil [to be] here, but he fell on his shoulder and he will be out for two to three games.

Comebacks to Remember: Newcastle v Arsenal

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Our last comeback to remember featured Arsenal going down 4-0 to Reading on the road in the Capital One Cup last season, but this one sees the Gunners take a commanding 4-0 lead away to Newcastle before seeing it all go wrong in the second half.

It truly was a tale of two halves at St.

Arsenal Projected UCL Lineup against Marseille Features Ozil and Perhaps Zelalem

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger continues to face a massive injury crisis this season. It unfortunately is becoming an all to familiar struggle for the Frenchman as more often than not he is forced to make drastic changes week after week.

His current injury list includes Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Abou Diaby, Mikel Arteta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, and summer signing Yaya Sanogo.

Arsenal youngster Yaya Sanogo: ‘Give me time to toughen up’

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Yaya Sanogo says he will 'toughen up' to be a success in England. Watch the interview: http://t.co/4XZoMpZ2B7 pic.twitter.com/8doid6pIMP Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 10, 2013 Arsenal's summer signing Yaya Sanogo has said it will take him time to adapt to English football but says he will get stronger to ensure he is a success at [.

Arsenal vs. Fenerbahce: Five Players to Watch

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This Wednesday, Arsenal will travel to Turkey to play Fenerbahce in the first leg of their qualification tie for the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League. The Gunners got off to a rough start to the new campaign with a 1-3 loss at home against Aston Villa and will be looking to right the ship on Wednesday.

Arsenal players who could have won trophies at their former clubs

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Arsenal players who could have won trophies at their former clubs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Much has been made of Arsenal players who left the club and have gone on to achieve success – Thierry Henry fulfilled his European ambitions with Barcelona and picked up a couple of La Liga titles along the way, Ashley Cole won pretty much every trophy available in club football after his controversial move to Chelsea, and even Emmanuele Eboue has two league title now.

Arsenal Transfer Latest: Celtic Midfield Man Linked With Gunners

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At this time in the summer, it seems as if Arsenal are linked to nearly every player across nearly every league. So without further adieu - Arsene Wenger is currently expressed high interest in Celtic's Victory Wanyama according to the IB Times. The Gunners search for a defensive minded midfielder whom is capable of providing a physical presence in the middle of the park could be over shortly if the Kenyan is to come to the Emirates.

Backpage Roundup: Viola Want Jovetic to Consider Staying, Sanogo Chooses Arsenal, Swans’ Williams Coy, Bendtner’s Injury and More

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Viola Want Jovetic to Consider Staying

Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle says that he would try and convince star striker Stevan Jovetic to cancel transfer plans and stay with them once he returns from international duty.

Arsenal prepare £10m for Southampton star

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Arsenal will launch a £10 million bid for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin this summer. The Sun reports that Arsene Wenger has been keeping a close eye on his compatriot since the player joined Saints for £1.2million from Strasbourg in 2008. The 23-year-old signed a new contract at St Mary's in February.

All of Abou Diaby’s 35 Injuries For Arsenal From 2006-2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Since signing with Arsenal, Abou Diaby has made just 92 league appearances for the club and has, by talkSport's estimations, suffered 35 injuries.

The frustration with Diaby's injury-prone history at Arsenal is that he's an amazingly gifted central midfielder who often makes a profound difference to the team when he's in the side.

Abou Diaby Ruled Out for Nine Months

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Abou Diaby's injury nightmare has continued with the Arsenal midfielder now ruled out for nine months.

Abou Diaby of Arsenal (Wikimedia Commons)

Since arriving from Auxerre in 2006 for a fee of £2m, Diaby has enjoyed only two relatively injury-free seasons. Other than that he has been plagued by injuries during his career, and in the current campaign he has started just ten Premier League games for the club.

Arsenal v Reading Glasses; everything that won’t happen

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By Billy the Dog McGraw

So we know that we are without Theo Walcott who would insist of travelling with England, silly boy, Abou Diaby, and possibly without Kieran Gibbs who is ill.

And we know Lukas Podolski and Bacary Sagna are fit.

We also know that so far this season we have scored seven [.

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Concept albums, triangle solos and Diaby at DM

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On Saturday at Villa Park, Arsenal reverted to the tried and tested route. The slight change in the alchemy of the team this season has been, by now, well documented. Fans of narrative were presented with a gift horse when Mesut Özil was given a more central berth in the West Midlands and the German promptly orchestrated the home side's demise.

Southampton preview: Rotation ahoy and Diaby set to return

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Capital One Cup action tonight against high-flying Southampton and it's a game in which I expect the manager will rotate his team quite heavily.

With confirmation that Mathieu Debuchy is out for at least three months and Nacho Monreal won't be available again until after the October Interlull, the manager can't afford to risk his senior defenders for this one.

Norwich 0-2 Arsenal: Three second half moments make the day

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As I said yesterday, what I would do and what Arsene Wenger would do with regard to his team selection were two very different things, and the manager picked a strong side for the final game of the season.

There were some changes, all right, but nothing like the collection of ne'er-do-wells and janitors I'd have picked.

Szczesny wants more than fourth, and a cup final place

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Morning, back to normal now after the bank holiday, and what mental stuff that was in the title race last night.

Liverpool 3-0 up against Crystal Pulis and they end up drawing 3-3. It's like nobody wants to take control this season. We've been out in front and blown it; Liverpool have had a couple of moments where they could more or less have sealed it; Chelsea's little horse keeps dropping points to teams in the bottom half of the table; and it'd be quite tempting to have a little flutter on Man City doing something stupid against Villa tomorrow night.

Diaby returns for U21s and that’s about it

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Told you this was going to be a quiet week. I was playing football late last night and had that thing where you can't sleep afterwards, but when I did I was dreaming about FA Cup final tickets.

All of the tickets for Arsenal fans were being sold from a kiosk in space and you had to take this weird shuttle craft to get there.

FA Cup thoughts: Musketeer stuff: Diaby

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In all the excitement and analysis of the Everton game yesterday, one thing which flew under the radar was the FA Cup 3rd round draw.

The way this season has been going it always felt like it was going to be somebody. It's always fun to play a lower league side, whilst aknowledging we've had our moments against them in the past, but we'll just have to settle for a lower in the league side as Sp*rs come to visit.

Norwich preview : Diaby suffers another setback

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It's Norwich today in the Premier League (kick off 3pm) as the Premier League gets underway again (By the numbers preview).

In terms of the team, Bacary Sagna is fit and in the squad again, while Santi Cazorla also returns for the first time since the North London derby on September 1st. I'd be surprised if either started, to be honest.

Suarez 10 game ban highlights the FA’s inadequacies … again

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Morning from a thoroughly wet and miserable Dublin. We had sun the other day and it was quite warm. Please join me in a moment's silence/applause for the passing of summer 2013.

[I was gonna put a tumbleweed in here but it can't tumble because it weighs 8 stone soaking wet]

Anyway, all the talk this morning is of Luiz Suarez and the 10 game ban he's been issued by the FA for gnawing on Branislav Ivanovic.