Abou Diaby – I’m OK now and just want to play!

The Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has now come back to fitness after six years of injury hell, and he proved it by playing (and scoring) for the Arsenal reserves yesterday afternoon.

Now he just wants to put all his problems behind him and get on with doing what he does best; playing a great game of football. Diaby said today: “I am very happy to be back – I have done a lot of work with the medical staff to get back in the frame,” h

RVP Refuses Wenger Plea. Will He Break The Record?

Arsenal’s Dutch striker Robin Van Persie is raring to go against Aston Villa and refuses to be rested in the attempt to break Alan Shearer’s record of 35 goals in one single year of Premiership football. The Dutchman has 33 goals so far in 2011 and needs another 4 to break the record, but only has 3 games to get them

“We are a team who wants to respond quickly now and keep our spirit and determination,” said Wenger. “Then we have a bright future, but it’s important that if we keep that spirit and determination we can go from strength to strength.