• Premier League

Diaby out for 'at least three weeks'

ESPN staff
September 29, 2012
Abou Diaby is injured again © PA Photos

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed midfielder Abou Diaby will be out for at least three weeks after picking up a thigh strain during Saturday's defeat to Chelsea.

Diaby hobbled off after just 17 minutes after picking up the injury, as Wenger brought on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as his replacement.

Arsenal ultimately went on to lose the game 2-1; Juan Mata's curling free-kick after 53 minutes proving the difference between the two sides at the Emirates.

"It's a thigh strain," Wenger said after the match. "I don't know how bad - minimum three weeks."

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