Diaby To Make Return At Liverpool
Arsene Wenger today confirmed Abou Diaby's inclusion in the Arsenal squad to face Liverpool in tomorrow'a Carling Cup quarter final.
Diaby has been out of action since last April after suffering a broken ankle at the hands, or should I say feet of Sunderland's Dan Smith with only seconds remaining in a game that was far beyond doubt.
Now after all the waiting and hard work, Abou is finally ready to play.
Wenger gave the news (as well as other injury news) in his pre-match press conference.
'We have Diaby in the squad for the first time and Emmanuel Adebayor is very strongly coming back. Blackburn is possible for him,' said Wenger.
'Lauren is not in the squad for Liverpool, he has a small toe injury. William Gallas will not play either. But basically the only real injury is Ljungberg, he needs one more week after Blackburn.'
'That is why I said for a long time that I won't buy anyone [in the transfer window]. I knew I had enough players when they came back from injury.'
My only gripe would be that he chose to return on a night when I'm working lates so I'll miss the game.
Lets hope for extra time eh so your esteemed editor may witness the return of the highly rated Abou Diaby.