Arsenal fans all around the world receive a very pleasant surprise this week when they were told the very talented yet injury prone midfielder Abou Diaby was back in full training after a long lay-off for the nth time.
Diaby took part in a behind closed door game against Brentford and successfully completed 45 minutes. When questioned during his press conference about Diaby’s contract situation, which is due to expire at the end of this season, Arsene Wenger replied that he has already thought what to do and that it's in the player’s hands now.
Much was said to believe that Wenger wants to offer Diaby a pay-as–you-play contract.
This news was received in contradictory ways among the different groups of fans. Some fans believe that Diaby will be engaging a spot that can be filled with some new blood in the shape of a new signing or a promising youngster from the academy.
Whereas others feel that on a pay as you play contract it is well worth giving Diaby a chance.
A lot of people tend to forget the horrific injury that Diaby suffered in 2006 against Sunderland by a certain Dan Smith's reckless challenge.
From that day Diaby has been trying to get to full fitness but that reckless challenge changed his body and as a consequence he has been getting more injuries.
Everyone knows that a fully fit Diaby is a monstrous player in the middle of the park with an assuring calmness in his game and an excellent vision.
He possesses that power and impact to leave players behind and create chances from dead balls. If only we could get a fully fit Diaby for some 30-40 games next season, Arsene Wenger’s gamble would be value for money.
It's for sure Arsenal fans would be humbled to see the lanky guy back on the pitch after all he had been through.