Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that perennially injured midfielder Abou Diaby could be offered a new contract at the Emirates Stadium, providing the Frenchman proves his fitness.
The French boss told Beln Sport: “Diaby hasn’t a mental problem but a problem of injury. He is a player for whom I have great respect. Whenever he returns, he is injured and he goes from zero. He was destroyed by a bad tackle.”
“The football player needs mobility of his ankle. When your ankle mobility is restricted, you compensate with something else. He suffered from a very bad tackle in Sunderland six or seven years ago. He was the victim of an assassin’s tackle that was never punished. It has restricted the mobility of his ankle.”
“If he comes back, I will keep him. I always believed in him. In football, the most important thing is health.”