Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby could be out of action for the next three months after picking up a serious hamstring injury, according to Goal.com.
It's been suggested that the 28-year-old won't play again this year after picking up yet another setback in training. Diaby has endured a nightmare at the north London outfit in recent time, having only made two appearances for the club since March 2013 after he previously tore a knee ligament.
He's been limited to just one first-team appearance for the Gunners in this campaign after playing in the club's Capital One Cup defeat to Southampton back in September. And now it appears that he won't be returning to the setup anytime soon as he attempts to recover from this latest injury setback.
At 28-years-old, Diaby's Arsenal career appears to be coming to an end as he's set to run out of contract at the Emirates at the end of the season. It's certainly unlikely that Diaby will be handed a new deal as he's been unable to maintain his fitness for a number of years now.
And this news will certainly come as a major blow to Arsene Wenger, who has endured a tricky couple of weeks in north London. The Gunners have struggled for form of late, losing their last Premier League fixture to Welsh outfit Swansea City.
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There's no doubt about it, Arsenal have lacked steel in the middle of the park this season, meaning the club could enter the transfer market in January. With Diaby now even further away from the first-team, Wenger may well look to add to his options in the near future.
The same report has revealed that Wenger has a number of options as he looks to improve his struggling side, with the Germany international Christoph Kramer at the top of his list.
Next up for Wenger and Co., however, will be a Premier League showdown with rivals Manchester United on November 22.
Arsenal fans: Do you think Diaby will ever be able to find his fitness for your club? Have your say in the comments section below!