Injured Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has said that he has no thoughts of retiring, according to the Daily Star.
The France international has been side-lined since picking up a serious knee injury last March, and that was the latest in a long line of serious problems that have blighted his time in North London.
Arsenal’s chances of winning a first league title in a decade were boosted as they beat North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at White Hart Lane.
Tomas Rosicky’s second minute strike was enough to secure the Gunners a first league win at the home of their rivals in six and a half years, and move them to within four points of leaders Chelsea, who lost at Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal will be looking to put their Champions League disappointment behind them when they travel to North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
Arsene Wenger’s side could be as much as ten points behind leaders Chelsea at the time of kick off, as the Blues travel to Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon while Manchester City will also move ahead of them should they win at Hull City.
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Jack Wilshere has revealed that he has suffered no serious damage after taking a heavy knock to his ankle in England’s 1-0 win over Denmark at Wembley yesterday evening, the Mail Online understands.
The Gunners midfielder needed lengthy treatment following a hefty challenge from Liverpool’s Daniel Agger and was replaced by Southampton’s Adam Lallana after an hour.
Arsenal duo Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky have finalised their new deals with the club, according to the Mirror.
Germany international Mertesacker, who has formed a consistent partnership at the heart of the Gunner’s defence with Laurent Koscielny, has committed himself to the cause until the summer of 2017.
Arsenal will be looking to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea as they return to Premier League action at Stoke City.
A whole host of players will be assessed ahead of the game, with Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny, Thomas Vermaelan and Kieran Gibbs all in a race to be fit while Kim Kallstrom, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Abou Diaby are definitely out.
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Arsenal have kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea after thumping relegation threatened Sunderland 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners took the lead after just five minute through Olivier Giroud before the France International, who sat out of the 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening, doubled the host’s advantage just after the half-hour mark.
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Arsenal will be hoping to make amends for last weekend’s thrashing at the hands of Liverpool as they take on the Reds at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Arsene Wenger is likely to select his side with one eye on Wednesday evening’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, though Kim Kallstrom, Theo Walcott Aaron Ramsey and Abou Diaby are definitely out injured.
Arsenal go into Sunday’s match against a resurgent Crystal Palace hoping to take the three points that will see them return to the top of the Premier League.
With leaders Manchester City not playing their match against third place Chelsea until Monday, Arsene Wenger’s men have the opportunity to take back first place, which they surrendered by dropping two points against Southampton in midweek.
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Arsenal could welcome Nicklas Bendtner for this evening’s FA Cup fourth round clash against Coventry City at the Emirates Stadium.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is pushing for his first start since the opening day of the season having made cameo appearances in the wins over Aston Villa and Fulham, though midfield trio Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky and Aaron Ramsey all remain side-lined.
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