A rare glimpse of Abou in action!
A rare glimpse of Abou in action!

Arsene Wenger has said that Abou Diaby could be offered a new contract at the end of the season at Arsenal.

Diaby made his first Arsenal start in 18 months when he played in a deeper midfield role against Southampton in the Capital One Cup in September.

But the injury curse that has dogged Diaby, since the career changing horror tackle he suffered in the last-minute of match at Sunderland in May 2006, returned and he hasn’t made a first team appearance since

Wenger said: “Diaby is progressing in training, step-by-step, but he’s not in a position to play yet.

“I will have to talk to him soon (about the contract). I plan to do it in March.”