Finally some bit of good news for the Gunners as four of six key players sidelined by injuries are set to return and help the team as the league grinds closer to a halt.
Information on the club’s official website indicate that Diaby, who was last seen kicking the round leather ball over a year ago is set to resume training with the first team this week.
“Diaby is coming back now. He had a preparation in France, where he had his rehab, and will be back to full training on April 1,” Wenger said.
That is not where the good news ends, as Arsenal are also set to welcome Aaron Ramsey back from an injury that sidelined him since Boxing Day. Ramsey is set to take part in the team’s FA Cup semi final clash against Wigan on April 12. According to a report published by the Mirror; Wenger hopes to have the 23 year old forward ready for the all-important match at Wembley.
Laurent Koscielny on his part is not altogether ruled out of the match at Wembley yet as reports also say he is with an outside chance of making the semi final match. Koscielny, who is sidelined with a calf injury sustained in a match in which the Gunners lost to Chelsea 2 Saturdays ago will be a massive boost to the team’s defence that could do with some backups before anything goes wrong.
Report also has it that Jack Wilshere, who is sidelined with a hairline injury sustained in an international friendly England played against Denmark last month is set to return; but may not feature for Arsenal in the semi final FA Cup. The player, however, is set to make the England team to this year’s World Cup in Brazil this summer.
While not all these news except that of Abou Diaby and Aaron Ramsey have been confirmed by Wenger on various occasions; I guess we may have to wait for further confirmation of that of Jack and Koscielny.
Injuries to key players have more than anything else affect the club, and is responsible for the team’s drop from top of the league to 4th place where it occupies at the moment.