Abou Diaby’s determination to return from injury has been hailed by the Marseille Club doctor as the former Arsenal man gets closer to a playing return for his new club.

Here at Daily Cannon we make no apologies for our love of Abou Diaby and continued coverage of his career and are delighted to hear that he is still on track to make his Marseille debut.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Abou Diaby of Arsenal in action during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on September 23, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
The Lesser Spotted Abou (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Speaking to the LeJDD in France, Christophe Baudot, the Marseille doctor, said of the 29-year-old, “Whatever the difficulty of the exercises, Abu never gives up. It’s surprising for a player who has suffered so much damage.”

Diaby has been undergoing a busy schedule in a bid to get fit which has included hours of peddling on a stationary bike surrounded by motivational quotes with one staff member at the club joking that it was “almost his permanent residence.”

Named the Premier League player to suffer the most injuries in the history of the competition, Diaby opted for a move back to his homeland in order to try and restart the career that has been so cruelly denied to him since he first arrived in England some ten years ago.

It is claimed that Baudot was instrumental in sealing a deal for Diaby at Marseille as the ‘competence of the medical staff’ at the club was key to the manager taking a chance with him.

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Diaby is pencilled in for a competitive return on October 18th against Laurent Koscielny’s old side, Lorient.