Thursday, 10th April, 2014

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that long-term injury absentee Abou Diaby is due to return to full training with the club next week.

Diaby has not featured since last season, having picked up a cruciate knee ligament injury in March last year in a continuation of an injury plagued career.

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As a result he has not featured at all this season, but he continues to hold onto his dream of winning a spot in France's World Cup squad.

And Diaby is on the way back, Wenger has confirmed today.


"Diaby is back to full training next week", Wenger said via his club's site.

"He could be available soon, maybe in a couple of weeks", the Arsenal boss added.

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