European qualifying

Wenger: France call 'too soon' for Diaby

January 30, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Arsene Wenger has pleaded with France coach Didier Deschamps not to rush Abou Diaby back into international football to help preserve the Arsenal midfielder's fragile fitness.

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Diaby, 26, only returned from a three-month lay-off due to a hip injury on January 13, and has made four competitive appearances since. He could feature against Liverpool on Wednesday evening, and Deschamps is set to name his France squad on Thursday for the ...

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