Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby will return to the starting lineup for manager Arsene Wenger’s side during their match against Liverpool at Anfield after being sidelined for almost five months of the season with a hamstring injury.
This is the first time in almost the entire season that the Arsenal manager can look forward to picking a full strength side, having been hampered by injuries and suspensions throughout the campaign and the return of Diaby is certain to lift the spirits of both the manager and the players around and not to forget, the fans as well, who rate the French midfielder extremely highly.
Although he is extremely injury prone, a fully fit Diaby is as close to seeing to club legend Patrick Vieira back in action for The Gunners as can be and his return to the side is almost certain to sure things up for Arsenal in the middle of the park which has been one of their many problem areas over the course of the season.
Abou Diaby will play the perfect foil to a creative midfielder like Mikel Arteta and as long as he is fit, Arsenal fans can look forward to some brilliant performances from a player who came recommended to the club by the man Vieira himself. Diaby had been training with the Reserves squad for almost three weeks before he was fit enough to train with the first team and he has done extremely well in training, giving Arsene Wenger the assurance that he is not rushing him back to the starting lineup.
In all likelihood, Abou Diaby will make his first start for Arsenal in almost 5 months and Arsenal fans, which were recently given some rare good news in the form of Wenger winning the Manager of the Month gong are sure to be lifted to see their # 2 in the playing 11.