Following the departure of Flamini to Milan, could Abou Diaby now become the perfect partner for Cesc in the center of the Arsenal midfield? Diaby was signed from Auxerre in 2006 as a central midfield player but has been manly used as cover on the wings for the injured Tomas Rosicky. I have said for a long time that Diaby is wasted on the wings and we are never going to see the best of him until he is given a run of games in the middle of the park. I’m a huge fan of Diaby and I feel that next season he can step up and become a key player for Arsenal “IF” he is played in his best position. At 6ft 2 Diaby was said to be the new Vieira, but due to injury’s and playing out of position fans have not seen the talent that made Wenger fight off the interest of Chelsea and sign the French prospect. But now is the time for Diaby to step out of the shadows and show the fans what he can do. Next to Cesc this can become our perfect partnership, Both very talented. Young and full or running. Cesc maybe has more of an eye to pick out a pass but Diaby is maybe a better runner with the ball and can also shoot from long range. Speaking to alot of Arsenal fans on the forum and many feel that Diaby is not a defensive player and cant play in the same team as Cesc? My answer to that is how do you know it wont work until you try it, I cant remember a single game were Diaby and Cesc have started in the middle? For me it can work well,Playing Diaby in the middle will also add some height that has been lacking. A huge season for Diaby and I have full confidence that he can deliver.
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