Abou Diaby set to feature against Southampton in League Cup tie.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the fact that midfielder Abou Diaby will feature in tonight’s League Cup third round tie against Southampton, report the Mail, despite it having been 556 days since he last started a Premier League game for the Gunners.
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Diaby has been ravaged by injury in the eight season that he has spent at Arsenal, having picked up numerous and varied problems that have left his career hanging in the balance – but Wenger has confirmed that Diaby is set to feature against Southampton after coming through 90 minutes in an Under 21 game against Aston Villa last week.
The 28 year-old is likely to be one of a number of changes for Arsenal as they face Ronald Koeman’s high flying Saints, with the likes of Francis Coquelin and Joel Campbell also set to be given a chance.