Arsenal Fans React To Imminent Loss Of Midfield Hero


Arsenal look set to lose their longest serving player, as injury-prone Abou Diaby was omitted from the clubs retained list yesterday, whilst his contract is due to expire at the end of the month.

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Reports suggest a pay-as-you-play deal could be on the cards- but it seems rather pointless for Arsenal to do so, as Diaby made just one senior appearance last term and has picked up over 40 injuries during his time at North London.

One of only two players currently in the squad to have scored at Highbury and the Emirates Stadium, the other being Mathieu Flamini, it means that Arsenal are coming to the end of an era as the approach a decade in their 60,000 seater stadium.

Twitter was awash with memories, support, jokes and much more in the wake of the Diaby news- and we’ve got a selection of the best here.