Should Arsenal give Diaby one more chance?

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Abou Diaby was released by Arsenal but the midfielder is free to train with the club Diaby was officially released by Arsenal Football club on Wednesday. But, Wenger is willing to let him use the London Colney training base to build fitness. Some analysts see this as a slight chance for the injury plagued midfielder [.

Thoughts on Diaby, Alexis and Arsenal transfer targets….

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Have Arsenal really got rid of Diaby ? Alexis talks success! by KM Wow there! Hot news in the Arsenal transfer news! We've released... Abou Diaby. I think that in the list of players whose careers got ruined by injury, Diaby would be undoubtedly in the top five. He had the raw potential. I remember [.

Abou Diaby NOT leaving Arsenal!

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Just as I wrote yesterday evening, the fact that Abou Diaby was on the list of Arsenal's released players yesterday it does not mean that he will be leaving the club. This has now been confirmed by a journalist working for L'Equipe. The correspondent Bruno Constant has announced that the midfielder is still talking to [.

Have Arsenal REALLY fixed the Injury problem?

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We know that Arsenal had a serious and costly problem with the fitness and injury situation of our players. If it was not obvious by the fact that we kept losing the likes of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs and many more, it was proved when Arsene Wenger admitted that there would be an [...

FULL Arsenal injury update ahead of Man United clash

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If Alex Ferguson was still managing Man United he would be telling everyone it is "squeaky bum time" but Arsene Wenger has been in enough of these crucial end-of-season fixtures to know exactly how to prepare his players. Arsenal's injury list has eased considerably since the start of the season, but we still have a [.

Why Arsenal DO NOT need Morgan Schneiderlin

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Why Schneiderlin is not needed at Arsenal by Midkemma Personally I hope Arsenal do NOT sign Morgan Schneiderlin, I have been saying this from day one and my view has not changed. He is a great talent BUT WE DO NOT NEED YET ANOTHER B2B CM! Make no mistake, that is what he is. Wanyama [...]

Debuchy, Diaby and Wilshere ready to face Reading?

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Arsene Wenger now has practically his whole Arsenal squad fit and ready (only Oxlade-Chamberlain is definitely out) ahead of this weekends FA Cup semifinal against Reading at Wembley, and it will be very interesting to see how many changes Le Prof makes for the game. Wenger is well-known for giving his fringe players a run [.

Watch Wilshere and Diaby play tonight – for free!

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Arsenal's two longest serving crocks for the injury room are set to feature again tonight for the Gunners Under 21 side, and you can watch it live for free on Arsenal.com In an interesting preview to Arsenal's FA Cup semi-fnal at Wembley on Saturday, we will be taking on the Reading U21 side at the [.

Which of these FOUR players are likely to stay at Arsenal?

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Which of these 4 Old Guards are likely to leave this summer? by Sam P The words old guard might be a bit misleading, as only Abou Diaby of these long term Arsenal players is anywhere near reaching the football milestone of being 30-years old, but along with the perennially injured French midfielder, Theo Walcott, [.

An in-depth look at who Arsenal need to replace this summer

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Who needs to leave Arsenal this summer? by ceofaruk Arsenal have a wealth of players but we still fall just a bit short of really competing for the Champions league and winning the Premier league. On our best days we can compete with anyone in Europe and it was a real shame we lost so [...]

Who is on their way out of Arsenal this summer?

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It is becoming a yearly cliche that "Arsenal are three players away from winning the title" and that could probably easily be said again this summer, although if we hadn't had any injuries this season we may have been a LOT closer to the top. We are still a long way away from the transfer [...]

Arsenal FC have turned into a Dictatorship!

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Arsenal fans being denied the opportunity to express how they feel is just like a dictatorship by KM After two more unconvincing performances by Arsenal in our last 2 home games, some fans thought enough is enough and put up simple A4 sheets stating "Enough is enough, Wenger Out" which got... confiscated!

Diaby on comeback trail for new Arsenal contract says Wenger

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The latest news on Abou Diaby and his injury situation is sure to please a lot of Arsenal fans, but the suggestion from Arsene Wenger that the French midfielder could also be set to receive a contract extension to his current deal that runs out at the end of this season will dismay just as [...]

TWO bits of GOOD injury news for Arsenal fans to enjoy!

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It is rare enough for Arsenal fans to get any good news on the injury front, with recurring problems to the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil having ruined the end of last season and the start of this one. So to get two pieces of good news in the same week [...]

Did Arsene Wenger REALLY believe that Diaby would be Arsenal’s new DM?

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I honestly don't know why Arsenal fans keeps asking whether Abou Diaby will soon be able to play, considering that Arsene Wenger yet again refused to buy a defensive midfielder in the hope that Diaby would be able to fill that role. Four weeks ago Diaby himself told us that he had been lined up [...]

In-depth 5 year analysis of Arsenal’s injury problems – The facts!

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Every year it seems that Arsenal have an ever lengthening injury list from the beginning of the season until the end, and according to a new in-depth injury analysis by cuteinjury.com. This fascinating study gives us a warning that things could still get worse this season, as Arsenal's worst month for injuries is January (26 [.

Wenger compares Kieran Gibbs to Abou Diaby!

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Poor old Kieran Gibbs has had many chances to become a regular starter in the Arsenal first team but every time that Gael Clichy got injured, the young left-back rarely managed a run of more than a few games before getting injured himself. Since making his League debut for the Gunners at the tender age [.

The simple reason for Arsenal’s crippling injury problems!

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Why Arsenal are so inconsistent by Big Gun I read an interesting comment this morning about Arsenal's poor injury record. The comment was extremely long and touched not only on that, but as to why in general we seem to be so inconsistent and struggle against tougher teams. Yes, every season we go through this [.

Should Arsenal use Diaby as DM against Chelsea?

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Arsenal were very impressive in the first half against Galatasary, in fact they controlled the game right up until Wojciech Szczesny got himself dismissed, but there is no doubt that Sunday's game against League leaders Chelsea will be a different kettle of fish. The Gunners will have to be much stronger at the back and [.

Will our new injuries actually work in Arsenal’s favour next week?

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Has Fate Intervened to Select Arsenal's Best Possible Squad Despite Wenger? by NO Against Spuds as usual Wenger had surprises for the fans, he insisted on the setup and left arguably Arsenal's best player right now (Alexis Sanchez) on the bench. He insisted on a Wilshere-Ramsey partnership in the middle of the pack.

Arsenal v Southampton Player Ratings – Rosicky and Podolski unimpressive

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Arsenal 1 – 2 Southampton Player Ratings by KJ Ospina – 6 He didn't look great tonight. Seemed shaky at times and should've done better for Southampton's second goal. It was a ferocious shot but it was straight down the middle. Bellerin – 6 A decent performance. It was much better than the one against [.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Southampton

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As expected, it is a much changed Arsenal starting line-up that Arsene Wenger has picked for the third round visit of Southampton in the Capital One Cup. The big news, though, and something that should put a smile on all of our faces, is the return of Abou Diaby, as the most unlucky Frenchman in [...

Arsenal v Southampton Preview, Line-Up and Score Prediction

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Arsenal vs Southampton Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ I'm normally pretty excited about the league cup as it gives us an opportunity to play some of the younger players and we usually play well. But with our lack of defenders, I'm deeply concerned with Wenger playing the likes of Chambers only for [.

How serious should Arsenal take Southampton in League Cup?

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We all know the usual drill with Arsenal in the Capital One Cup, or whatever name it had in the past, as Arsene Wenger tends to use the competition, especially in the earlier rounds, to give the young Gunners and fringe players some valuable game time and experience. But the game tomorrow at the Emirates [.

Awesome Akpom’s goals promise fantastic future for Arsenal

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Despite being young enough, at 18-years old, to play for the Arsenal under 18 team, Chuba Akpom is firmly established in the under 21s and if he keeps on going the way he has been of late, it will not be too long before he is involved in the first team squads as well. The [...]

Who should replace Ramsey for Arsenal v Besiktas?

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Because of the importance of the Champions League to Arsenal, Wenger and the players, the second leg of the play-offs against Besiktas on Wednesday is probably more important than the Premier League away trip to face Everton on Saturday. However, the Gunners have a big problem after our star player was rather harshly sent off [.

Why Arteta injury is GOOD news for Arsenal

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Arsenal Football Club have had much more than their fair share of injuries in recent years, with last season pushing the bounds of bad luck to something like a curse. And we are already seeing the same sort of thing again, with Arteta, Sanogo, Gnabry, Gibbs, Miyaichi, Walcott and Ospina in the treatment room.

Will Arteta injury force Arsenal boss to spend again?

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I am sure that most Arsenal fans will be hoping that the answer to the above question is an emphatic yes, but we are also used to the fact that Arsene Wenger does not always do what we expect or want from him in the transfer market, so it is by no means certain that [...]

Does this really mean no DM for Arsenal yet again?!?

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With just over a week to go before the start of the Premier League season, it is almost exactly a year since Arsene Wenger was at perhaps his lowest point since taking over as manager of Arsenal Football Club back in 1996. After losing to Aston Villa on the opening day at the Emirates, the [...]

Arsenal STILL have to sort out our midfield problems…

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AS I SEE IT: PART 1‏ by WC Arsenal's new season is upon us. We are all excited mainly because of two factors. The first one is that all those who were crocked last season, except Walcott, are raring to go. The second one stems from the four acquisitions already in the bag. But as [...]

Arsenal depleted and defeated in New York! Don’t Panic!

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Look, Arsenal fans, I know it is never nice to lose a game, especially to a team that you are expected to beat, like New York Red Bulls from the American MLS. But they did have the greatest striker in Arsenal's history, Thierry Henry, on their side and are in the middle of their proper [...]

Do Arsenal REALLY need a new Defensive Midfielder?

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Do Arsenal really need new CDM? by Archangel Before you start critisizing, I am certain Arsene Wenger will buy a new midfielder with defensive tasks in mind. Sami Khedira just sounds too nice to say no! Especially if he wants to join Arsenal and Real is willing to drop the price. I think we will [...

Borehamwood v Arsenal Player Ratings – Akpom MOTM!

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Borehamwood 0 – 2 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ First half team Szczesny – N/A I don't remember him even making a save in the first half. Jenkinson – 6 He was decent on the right hand side but did really threaten offensively. Didn't have to do anything defensively. Hayden – 6 Defensively there wasn't [.

What to expect from Arsenal’s first pre-season game?

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Well, Arsenal fans, we have not had too long to wait for our next fix of football after the World Cup came to close last weekend. Arsenal are back in action tomorrow, with the first of just four pre-season games, unless you count the Community Shield clash with Man City at Wembley a week before [...]

What is making Wenger so happy at Arsenal training?

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It is not too often in recent years that we have seen the Arsenal manager grinning like the Chesire cat from Alice in Wonderland, but that is how the Frenchman looks in some of the photos from today's training session at London Colney. I don't blame him either, because this time of year is usually [.

This time Diaby WILL be like a new Arsenal signing!

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I am sure that a fair few Arsenal fans have been thinking that the name of Abou Diaby will always be linked with other players who have failed to live up to their potential, whether through injury problems like the Frenchman or because of things that they did or failed to do themselves. But even [...

Arsenal injury update – Flamini confident about Diaby and Walcott

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Matthieu Flamini is in a confident mood ahead of the new Arsenal season, and reckons that if the Gunners can get over our injury problems there is no reason why we cannot win more trophies in the coming season. In the transfer window all Arsenal fans are hoping for new arrivals, but surely if we [...

Arsenal DO NOT need a centre-back OR a defensive midfielder!

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The tale of two positions by Blaz I will start this piece about recent Arsenal transfer rumours with our captain Thomas Vermaelen. I strongly believe he will be with us for at least one more season. Regardless of his lack of play, he still has a place in the first XI of the Belgium national [...]

Arsenal boss keen to Accentuate the Positives

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I am sure there are plenty of TV pundits and people in the media who will be keen to point out the negatives for Arsenal at the end of another season, especially if we fluff our lines again and fail to win the FA cup. But Arsene Wenger is understandably keen to dwell on the [...]

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Weave your magic, Tony Colbert

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Good morning, and as the French say, ‘April Fish'.

Internationals have been and gone, and there seem to have been wall-to-wall matches since Thursday. Uefa changed this a few years ago, it transpires. Was it changed because:

a. We need to think about the fans more
b. To benefit the players