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

Keiran Gibbs – I am now ready to play every game for Arsenal

The Gunners had a terrible January when every single full-back was out injured, but they are all now back to fitness and ready to play at last.

Kieran Gibbs has had a torrid time every time he got into the first team and has gained a reputation as a sick-note, but now he has got a few games under his belt he is now convinced he can have a good run of consecutive games for Arsenal.

He was asked if he could now tell if he wasn’t at full fitness and he said. “I think that was the case after my first game back,”