The Broken Career of Abou Diaby

The Broken Career of Abou Diaby

Abou Diaby has, sadly, left the building. After nine years of an injury-riddled career with Arsenal, he was finally given his release. Diaby was once seen as the brightest new star to enter the Premier League in many years. Gunner manager Arsené Wenger referred to Diaby as the next Patrick Viera — except that he was viewed as having even more impressive attacking skills than the formidable, former Arsenal captain. But how accurate an assessment is this? Has Abou Diaby, …
Arturo Vidal: The Final Piece In Wenger’s jigsaw?

Arturo Vidal: The Final Piece In Wenger’s jigsaw?

Ten years of transfer activity failed to pay dividends for Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, in the search to replace talismanic midfield enforcer Patrick Vieira. Club legend Vieira helped his side to an array of title and cup wins, and the player was a driving force behind the famous ‘Invincibles’ of the 2003-04 campaign. Wenger has attempted to fill the void with a number of recruits, all to no avail, but recent reports suggest that the Arsenal boss may finally have …
Arsenal vs Hull City | FA Cup 3rd Round Preview

Arsenal vs Hull City | FA Cup 3rd Round Preview

On January fourth, the runners up of last year, Hull City, travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on the FA Cup holders, Arsenal.  In a rematch of last year's FA Cup final the two teams will meet once again in the third round of the FA Cup.  Both of these teams have had disappointing league seasons so far with Arsenal sitting in sixth and Hull only two points off the relegation zone.  With both teams not having the kind …