Abou Diaby close to making MLS switch to FC Dallas

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Abou Diaby looks set to ply his trade across the pond with FC Dallas after he was finally released by Arsenal after nine years of pain with the London club.

So, after nine years with one club you would think that he's a club legend. On the contrary, Diaby has only managed to scrap 125 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal, I am pretty sure Diaby has more injuries than appearances for Arsenal. Arsenal fans will be happy to see the back of him truth be told.

However, Arsene Wenger wanted to keep Diaby and Arsenal did offer Diaby a pay as you play contract for this coming season but Diaby rejected the offer. I do not know what is more outrageous Diaby turning down a contract from a club who have given him plenty of chances or Arsenal for offering it in the first place?


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Diaby is now 29 and still has a few more playing years in him but the fact still remains that the man is made of glass and has been injured for most of his career.

Diaby, when fit, has shown signs of being a quality player especially when he arrived as many Arsenal fans felt they had found their new Patrick Vieira. He is tall, athletic and will hassle his opponent but Arsenal fans did not see this often enough. 

The American game has improved significantly over the past few years and is going from strength to strength ever since the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, so the MLS is not seen as a winding down place to play in any more.

With Diaby in contact with FC Dallas and a deal more than likely to go through he has to demand more from himself and find a solution to his injury problems.

Abou Diaby is more than capable of making a good career in the United States but he has to rid himself of his injury worries if he is going to help FC Dallas with the Western Conference despite their inconsistent season.

How big of a waste of talent has Abou Diaby's career been?

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