Wenger: Diaby to miss France play-off

PARIS - Midfielder Abou Diaby will not be fit to play for France in their World Cup play-off against Ireland later this month, according to Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger.

French television show Telefoot quoted Wenger as saying Diaby would be sidelined for three weeks because of a calf injury.

Diaby was replaced after 23 minutes in Arsenal's 4-1 win at Wolverhampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

France travel to Ireland next Saturday and will be at home against Giovanni Trapattoni's side the following Wednesday.