Abou Diaby closing on Arsenal return, says Arsene Wenger

Abou Diaby, whose Arsenal career has been blighted by injuries, has not played for the first team since suffering a cruciate ligament injury in a Premier League game against Swansea City in March last year.

updated: April 23, 2014 22:23 IST
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London: Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is close to a return from a 13-month injury lay-off after playing for the club's under-21 side, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Wednesday.

"He hasn't played for a year, but physically he is ready to play, completely," Wenger told the club website.

"It is now just decision-making, getting used to challenges again. Everybody (counted him out), but he is fit and ready."

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