Abou Diaby: 'I always had faith'

Abou Diaby
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Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby says that he "always kept the faith" despite suffering badly with injuries in recent seasons.

Injury-hit Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has revealed his relief at returning to action after a long spell on the sidelines.

The Frenchman has spent much of the last two seasons on the treatment table with a variety of problems, and only featured four times for the Gunners in the 2012-2013 campaign.

However, he has started all three of Arsenal's Premier League fixtures this year, and put in a man-of-the-match-winning display against Liverpool last weekend.

Although he has admitted that his lengthy layoff came with some "difficult moments", Diaby is happy that he has returned strongly at a vital point in his career.

"I had some very difficult moments, some days when I was depressed when it was tough, but even then, I always kept faith," said Diaby.

"I always told myself that some people were in a worse position than me. I am 26 and I am aware that I am at a key moment in my career, that is why it was so important that I came back this season."

Diaby joined Arsenal from Auxerre in 2006 and has made 114 appearances for the club.

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