Arsene Wenger reveals he has already told Abou Diaby what his Arsenal future holds

The Arsenal boss has held talks with the crocked Frenchman about his future.

It would appear that Arsenal can no longer be sentimental toward their talented midfielder Abou Diaby - who looks set to become a free agent in the summer.

His contract expires in the summer and last month the Sun reported he would be let go.

But he played in an under-21 match against Brentford this week and that seems to have given him one last chance of keeping his Arsenal contract.

Arsenal's boss Arsene Wenger has today confirmed, as reported on the official website, that he has in fact already made a decision regarding the future of the sicknote midfielder:

"By me, yes [a decision has been taken]. I had a chat with him and told him how I can envisage the future. He has to make a decision.

"Of course he understands completely that he has to perform and to show that he can be present on a consistent way. I will see where we go from there.

"I wouldn't like to go into details, we have to meet again to see where we go from what I told him."

Diaby has not featured for The Gunners since the Capital One Cup defeat to Southampton in September last year.

Diaby is without doubt one of football’s unlucky ones.

Magnificently talented and highly rated both at home and in England the Frenchman was the natural successor to Patrick Vieira.

But, at age 19, a horror challenge from Sunderland’s now forgotten defender Dan Smith in May 2006 left him with a broken ankle and he has not been back in regular action since.

Arsenal fans will no doubt wish Diaby well wherever he ends up next season.

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