Arsene Wenger has admitted that Abou Diaby’s latest injury can be career-threatening, but, he has said that Diaby should keep fighting and shouldn’t even think of giving up.

Diaby injured his knee while taking part in the training session ahead of Arsenal’s match against Reading FC. It has been confirmed that the injury is a major one and Diaby will be out for nine months. It means that he will miss the remaining part of the ongoing season and the first half of the next season.

Diaby went for the scan immediately after getting injured and according to the scan reports; his cruciate ligament has been ruptured.

This is not the first time that Diaby has got injured. His tenure at Arsenal has been full of injuries. He had joined the Gunners camp in January 2006 when he was just 19 years old. He injured his ankle towards the end of 2006-07 season and took a long time to recover from that injury. He went through three surgeries and managed to make a comeback after 8 months.

Diaby played only 5 matches for the Gunners in the last season because of injuries.

In the current season also, he was struggling with injuries. He had injured himself in the match against Chelsea in September last year and had been on the sidelines for three months.

When asked about Diaby’s injury, Wenger said, “The injury wasn’t looking that dangerous initially and I thought that he would be alright in a week or so. But, when I came to know that he would be out for 9 months, I was stunned.”

“It’s really tough for him. He is completely down at the moment, but, he should fight it out. He shouldn’t think of quitting.”