Arsenal’s rejuvenated midfielder Abou Diaby backs his team to break the trophy jinx this year and is confident that the depature of star players Van Persie and Song wont affect them.
Arsenal have made a decent start to the campaign with two draws and two victories and notably letting in just a one goal against Southampton. The Gunners face Olivier Giroud’s former team Montpellier in the Champions league clash tonight and Diaby will be on the starting line-up after proving his fitness.
It was a difficult summer for the Gunners, who lost their captain to league rivals Manchester city and Song Alex Song to Barcelona, while long serving players like Sagna and Walcott have also created problems refusing to extend their contract and publicly announcing their displeasure in the club’s transfer policy.Diaby backs Arsenal to win trophies
However, Arsenal splashed out cash on Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud to replace the departed stars. Except for Giroud the other two players have settled in quickly, which has pleased the French International Diaby. In an interview with L’Equipe, When asked about the departure of RVP and Song, Diaby said:
“That’s football,” Players come, players go. It’s done, we can’t turn back the clock.”
After Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri left last year, this was the second consecutive summer in which Arsenal have lost two key players.
“In the past, great players have left and we have always coped with it,” continued Diaby.
“We are ready, there’s no problem with regards to that.”
Arsenal face Montpellier in their Champions league opening fixture.
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