Ex-Gunner player Abou Diaby has said that injuries stopped him from reaching his potential as a football player.
The midfielder said he could have won the Ballon d’Or if there were no or less injuries in the picture in his career.
Due to worsening injury problems, Abou Diaby has said he would consider the option of quitting the football career.
Diaby, who has formerly featured for the Gunners as a midfielder, went on to Marseille in an attempt to recover form. However, this did not work out as planned as he was beset by no less than 42 injuries from 2006 to 2015.
At the age of 30, AbouDiaby is a veteran performer who has made over 130 appearances in the entirety of his playing careerbut this amount of matches played is relatively small for a player that has reached the 30 year old mark.
Petr Cech believes that young players such as Rob Holding and Calum Chambers can successfully replace the injured Per Mertesacker at the heart of the defence.
The German international is set to miss at least five months of football and Petr Cech believes that Arsenal has enough players that can step up during his absence. Arsene Wenger has stated that he is still in the market for a new defender, but Petr Cech believes that there is enough talent at the club at the moment.
Many players often wait their turn to be part of the first team of their club or country. Some players often do not get to play the whole time of a match that they are picked to participate in.
Even though Arsenal fell short in their journey of winning the Premier League title during the 2015-16 season, one of the best players players in that season was hands down Mesut Ozil as the German player managed to provide his teammates with 19 assists which was more than any other player in the English League and was also able to score 6 goals.
When the 2015-16 Premier League season was over, Mesut Ozil was named as the Player of the Season of Arsenal.
Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby slowly appears to be recovering from his injury hell after making his first start in more than three years for his new team Marseille.
Abou Diaby was hailed as one of the most promising young players in the entire Premier League but things took a turn for the worse when the French midfielder sustained an ankle fracture back in 2006 and from there on out injuries have been almost non-stop for Diaby and this has hampered the career of the Frenchman.
Injuries have been so consistent and so dreadful for Abou Diaby that he has been forced to stay out of action and unable to play for over 500 days.
AbouDiaby is a player who has continuously suffered from injuries.
Ever since he joined Arsenal back in 2006, injuries have been a factor which have seriously affected his playing time on the pitch and despite all of the surgeries that the French midfielder has done, injuries still continue to trouble the experienced player who joined Marseille on July of 2015 but he hasn’t been able to make a single appearance for the club due to these consistent injuries.
German international Per Mertesacker says that he is disappointed that Arsenal did not get the best out of his international teammate, Lukas Podolski.
After having originally joined Arsenal for around £ 10 million, the striker has been sold for only around £ 1.75 million to Turkish club Galatasaray. After failing to win the title last season, the Turkish club has also seen archrivals Fenerbahce make key signings from the Premier League like Robin van Persie and Nani. Podolski will be the key player for Galatasaray in the coming campaign along with Wesley Sneijder.