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Ankle surgery for Abou Diaby

July 29, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed Abou Diaby will miss the start of the season with an ankle injury.

Abou Diaby
GettyImagesAbou Diaby joined Arsenal from Auxerre in 2006

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Diaby has struggled to stay injury free since sustaining a fractured, dislocated ankle in 2006. Last campaign the France international managed just 13 Premier league starts for Arsenal.

The former Auxerre midfielder has now undergone surgery on a troublesome ankle problem, meaning he will miss the start of the new season.

Wenger told the club's official website: "Abou had ankle surgery during the break. Normally he should be back eight to ten weeks after his surgery, which means the end of August."