By Chris Harris
The French midfielder sustained a groin injury in pre-season while the England star missed his country’s midweek friendly in Holland with a back problem.
Diaby was classed as a doubt ahead of Saturday’s big kick-off at Everton but Arsène Wenger confirmed that he will not make the trip to Goodison Park. However, the manager hopes to have Diaby and Walcott back for Tuesday’s first leg in Glasgow.
“For them it is a question of days,” said Wenger at his pre-match press conference.
“They should be available for next week. Diaby certainly, Walcott is still a question mark but he has a good chance.”14 Aug 2009