Gunners chief to give up hope on injury prone midfielder.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to bring an end to About Diaby’s career with the club after several injury hit seasons, The Sun reports.
Diaby will head for the exit alongside fellow Gunners stars Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta, who will all be shipped out in order to make way for a big money summer signing.
The 28-year-old has managed to feature for just 67 minutes of the club’s season so far when he played in the Capital One Cup defeat against Southampton.
The Frenchman’s current deal expires in June, and Wenger has admitted that he cannot justify keeping him on any longer.
“The only thing I can say about Diaby is that he progresses well in training. He goes step by step but is not yet in a position to play,” Wenger said.
“I will have to talk to him soon about his contract. I plan to do that this month.”
Diaby was originally intended to be the replacement for Patrick Vieira, but following the emergence of Francis Coquelin this season there is no longer room for him in the squad.