Micah Richards, Sylvain Distin, Glen Johnson and Jonas Gutierrez are just four of many players to have been released from their respective clubs, but the one that has caught the eye of Twitter users was Abou Diaby’s release from Arsenal.
The Frenchman’s Arsenal career has been plagued by injuries with him suffering 40 injuries in his nine years at the orth London club, playing just 125 games.
Diaby was the club’s longest serving player alongside Tomas Rosicky at the Emirates. When not injured, the 29-year-old showed so much promise with his man of the match performance against Liverpool just showing exactly what he could have produced if injuries did not hamper his career.
Will any club take the risk of signing Diaby knowing his extensive injury problems? If he was to miraculously stop his injuries, then he's turn out to be a bargain signing, but that’s a big IF.
Diaby’s had a nightmare on the injury scene.
An incredible stat produced by Opta shows the extent of Diaby’s injury-hit career:
Some Arsenal wont remember the Frenchman for his endless injuries but for - with some saying his greets contribution - kicking John Terry in the head:
Arsene Wenger once described Diaby “like a new signing” when returning from one of his injuries - once again this was getting mocked on Twitter: