Arsenal update – no news on M’Vila or Villa, but Abou Diaby is back

Ashley Football 2 Comments

So a fairly quiet day for Arsenal on the transfer front. Yann M’Vila has been making noises about moving to The Premiership and there are strong rumours that Arsenal could be about to sign the Rennes player – but nothing concrete yet.

Barcelona also seed to have decide that they will let David Villa go after all, but if Arsenal want him they will have to fork out £16 million. They might also end up competing with Spurs also. £16 million for a 31 year old? Doesn’t sound like Arsene Wenger. I do think a load deal would be great, but it isn’t going to happen, is it?

With the Lopez deal stalling, Zaha apparently staying at Palace it doesn’t look like Arsenal will be making too many purchases in this window.

But hey that won’t matter because look who is back. Yep Abou Diaby started training with the Arsenal team today and is fit enough to be included in the squad for the weekend’s FA Cup tie at Swansea.

According to

“Overall the [fitness] situation is very satisfying. Even when you start the season, usually you have an injury. We had Tomas Rosicky coming back injured from the European Championships. [Having everybody fit] is something we really enjoy.

“We are doing more work on [injury prevention] and it certainly plays a part. It’s difficult to say how much, but the prevention has become a bigger part of our training methods.”

As much as I’d love for Diaby to come back and set the Premiership alight in the way he did at the start of the season, it just isn’t going to happen. I’d so love to be proved wrong but I think he has proved a gamble too far for Wenger.

Anyway there’s some lovely pics here

I know he has issues, but the sooner we bulk out our midfield with M’Villa the better.

Btw check out the ten most popular Premiership players here.

By Ashley | January 3rd, 2013

  • mistaKen

    Kieron Dyer plays more games than Diaby

  • Kc023

    Your kidding right….set the premiership alight, the only way Diaby could ever set anything alight is by putting a match to his contract which sees an overated player who is the most injury prone player we have ever had, get paid big money under false pretences!!!   His performances early in the season were typical Diaby, running with the ball and either holding onto it too long before losing it, or passing to the opposition 8 out of 10 times!! His cover play is almost non existant and he is a disaster waiting to happen in defensive situations.

    The best news about Diaby for Arsenal is an announcement about him leaving the club!!!