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Diaby Still Angry At Dan Smith

In the dying minutes of a game that Arsenal were cruising, Dan Smith of Sunderland went 'over the top' on Abou Diaby in a tackle finished with the player being out for a very long time with a broken ankle.

Well as Abou's nightmare comes to an end, it's clear Diaby is still quite angry with Smith, and with good cause.

Not only was the challenge reckless, dangerous and down right dirty, it put paid to a very young player having any chance of playing in his very first Champions League final.

Speaking as he prepares to return to action within a month, Diaby reveals his frustrations.

'I was very angry against the player. I felt that he didn't come to play the ball really.' Said Abou

'If he'd made a tackle to try to get the ball then my anger would have been a bit different. But he didn't play the ball at all, he got my ankle, and he didn't apologise afterwards.'

However the player is still hungry for football and is more than prepapred to fight for his place in the team.

'I hope to be training in around about a month,'

'I know at first I'll have to train and play with the reserves but hopefully when I get my fitness back I hope to train again with the first team and I'll be ready if the boss needs me.'

'I'll fight to get my place back. I'll work really hard. I accept there's competition on the pitch and I'll just give my best to regain my place.'




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 27 2006

Time: 3:10PM

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Looked a fair tackle to me
HATEtheGOONS
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27/10/2006 22:55:00

What does your stupidity prove, HatetheGoons?
Jammathon
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28/10/2006 00:23:00

yeah, I guess you think Fashanu's elbow on mabbutt was fair to hatethegoons? k**b
iceman10
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28/10/2006 10:01:00

It was a big shame he was injured. People were comparing him to Viera, but to me he looked as though he had the potential to be far better than Viera himself. Some very impressive displays. I cant wait till he comes back.
ArsenalRob
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28/10/2006 17:22:00

What do the Fa do about these things? just ban players for 1/2 matches or fine them. It's not enough
Tigerphil
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29/10/2006 08:10:00

I can remember that fateful event that led him to his absence for a long time. I concur with his feelings. Anyhow, it's good to hear that, he's eyeing for a comeback. That would be great. Wish him a speedy recovery for the remaining time.
SWPACIFIC
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29/10/2006 11:49:00

 

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