Tag: Abou Diaby

Abou Diaby played for Arsenal Football Club. The former French midfielder joined Arsenal from Auxerre in 2006 for £2m. Diaby left Arsenal for Marseille in 2015 on a free transfer. In total, he made 180 appearances for Arsenal and scored 19 goals. Diaby wore the number 2 shirt for Arsenal. He was born on May 11, 1986. Diaby retired as a footballer in 2019.

Abou Diaby (R), player of English premier league football team Arsenal, attends a press conference in Hong Kong on July 28, 2012. Arsenal will play Hong Kong side Kitchee on July 29. AFP PHOTO / Dale de la Rey

Jordan Pickford didn’t mean to hurt Virgil van Dijk so what did he intend?...

Pundits say that Jordan Pickford is 'not that kind of player' but they never are, something Abou Diaby knows too much about

5 worst Arsenal injuries suffered

As Liverpool get ready for a season without Virgil van Dijk, how do the worst Arsenal injuries compare to that suffered by the defender?
Abou Diaby (R), player of English premier league football team Arsenal, attends a press conference in Hong Kong on July 28, 2012. Arsenal will play Hong Kong side Kitchee on July 29. AFP PHOTO / Dale de la Rey

A career ruined: Former Arsenal man's retirement poses major 'what if?'

The day has finally arrived when Abou Diaby announced his retirement from football. It will always be one of the biggest 'what ifs' in football...

A career ruined in Sunderland: Abou Diaby retires

The day has finally come when Abou Diaby announced his retirement from football.
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Arsenal fans furious as FA show clear Manchester City bias

For the second time this season, Manchester City players have received no punishment for their part in post-match and off-field fracas after the FA reviewed their cup tie against Wigan Athletic.

4-4 at Newcastle: Journalist love-in neglects outrageous facts from game

Chronicle Live writer Mark Douglas recently wrangled Jose Enrique, Steve Harper, Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan together in order to reminisce about Newcastle's 4-4 draw with Arsenal seven years ago today, but the detailed piece only mentions the Magpies' main man twice.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Mathieu Debuchy of Arsenal looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Debuchy set to leave Arsenal for free: Who else have the Gunners cut ties...

With Mathieu Debuchy set to join Saint Etienne on a free transfer, we looked at some of the other players Arsenal released for free in recent years, and how they got on.

Abou Diaby names the one manager in his career who was "always there for...

Abou Diaby says he will never be able to thank Wenger enough for the support he gave during his career.
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This is why Arsenal's ex-midfielder has three months to find a club

Abou Diaby has vowed to find a new club and says he's training hard in the coming months to secure a move in the second-half of the season.

Former Arsenal midfielder hoping for January move

Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has insisted that he's not given up on football yet, and has no plans to retire. He says he wants to work on his body to prepare for a January move to a new club.

Marseille's president said this about Arsenal's ex-midfielder

Marseille president, Jacques-Henri Eyraud, has wished Abou Diaby luck after the Ligue 1 club released the ex-Arsenal midfielder at the end of last season.

Video: Former Arsenal midfielder holds back the tears on TV after this happens

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby became visibly emotional after receiving praise from his old supporters.

Former Arsenal midfielder plans to continue playing despite being a free agent

Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has said he plans to continue playing despite not currently having a club.

Arsenal’s 5 unluckiest players plighted by injury

Arsenal fans are accustomed to seeing their finest players rehomed in the treatment room but there are some players who seem unluckier than others

More bad luck for former Arsenal midfielder

Abou Diaby will not be offered a new contract by Marseille and now faces a huge decision over his future when he leaves in June.
Bastia's French midfielder Mehdi Mostefa (L) vies with Marseille's French midfielder Abou Diaby during the French L1 football match Bastia (SCB) against Marseille (OM) on April 3, 2016, at the Armand Cesari stadium in Bastia, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA / AFP / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA

Diaby could have been better that transfer-smashing Manchester United man says midfielder

French midfielder, Alexandre Raineau, believes that if Abou Diaby hadn't been so injury prone, he could have been better than Manchester United's Paul Pogba.
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OTD Injury prone midfielder makes Arsenal debut

On this day in 2006, Abou Diaby made his debut for Arsenal: a 1-0 loss to Everton.

Arsenal fan favourite undergoes surgery

Abou Diaby underwent ankle surgery in London this week, L'Equipe reports.
Bastia's French midfielder Mehdi Mostefa (L) vies with Marseille's French midfielder Abou Diaby during the French L1 football match Bastia (SCB) against Marseille (OM) on April 3, 2016, at the Armand Cesari stadium in Bastia, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA / AFP / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA

“To feel 100%, like the others, it will take me a little time”

Abou Diaby has admitted that he doesn’t feel quite back to his 2010 best and that it will take him a little time to get back there.

Infographic: Arsenal’s January signings

Arsenal have made a few decent signings in the winter transfer window.

Former Arsenal midfielder sidelined indefinitely

Abou Diaby is once again injured; in other news, water is wet.

Watch: Injury ravaged midfielder finally plays some football

We’d seen him training, but even here at Cannon Towers, where we are massive fans, we didn’t imagine this day would ever truly come. ABOU...

Watch: Midfielder finally returns to play 64 minutes for reserves

Abou Diaby left Arsenal in the summer for Olympique Marseille, but is yet to appear for the first team. The midfielder didn't even make the...

Former Arsenal midfielder injured again before making debut

Abou Diaby has been injured in training before even making his debut for Marseille. The injury-prone midfielder was released from Arsenal in the summer and...

Watch: Diaby sings, dances, falls off chair

Abou Diaby has still not played a single minute for Marseilles as the former Arsenal man continues to fight his way back from injury. Available...

Former Arsenal man set to make huge return from injury

Abou Diaby is set to make his grand return from 17 months on the sidelines for Marseille against Trélissac on Thursday but how long will...

Abou Diaby Marseille debut delayed until next year

Abou Diaby may not make his debut for Marseille until next year. The former Arsenal midfielder signed for the French side in the summer and...

Former Arsenal man finally set for first appearance at Marseille

Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is finally set to make his first appearance for Olympique Marseille. The Frenchman joined the Ligue 1 side in the...

Diaby’s determination hailed as midfielder nears playing return

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...

Watch: Midfielder finally back in training

Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has completed his first full training session for Olympique Marseille. The Frenchman returned to Ligue 1 back in July but...
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Arsenal’s most injured team of the century

Arsenal struggle with injuries, it's pretty common knowledge. It's a burden, it's an explanation of a barren spell in terms of trophies, and it's really...

Arsenal crock set for big return

Abou Diaby is set to make his debut for Marseille within the next month as the midfielder looks to rebuild his career after leaving Arsenal...

Diaby on why he rejected West Brom

by Lee Hurley Abou Diaby has admitted that his medical problems played a big role when it came to deciding on which club to sign...

Diaby: I had beautiful moments at Arsenal

by Lee Hurley Abou Diaby. Sigh. I don't think I'll ever get over the way his career at Arsenal went; crippled before he had a chance to...

Arsenal midfielder hailed as a 'gift' to the league

by Lewis Ambrose Abou Diaby's move to Olympique Marseille has gone through, and the Frenchman will be hoping for more luck with injuries than he...

Arsenal midfielder rejects Liverpool move

by Lewis Ambrose Olympique Marseille confirmed on Tuesday that Abou Diaby has signed a two year contract with the Ligue 1 outfit. This news came despite...

Abou Diaby rejects West Brom to sign deal - report

by Lewis Ambrose According to La Provence Abou Diaby has found a club and will become an Olympique Marseille player. The former Arsenal midfielder is still just...

Multiple teams in for Arsenal man

by Nia Griffiths It seems Abou Diaby is a man in demand after being released by Arsenal this summer. The midfielder, who has had the worst...

Midfielder talks confirmed by Premier League manager

by Lewis Ambrose During the week local media in the midlands claimed that Abou Diaby was considering a surprise switch to West Bromwich Albion. Speaking on...

West Brom in talks with Arsène Wenger favourite - report

by Lewis Ambrose Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is in talks with West Brom manager Tony Pulis about a move to the Hawthorns. That is according...