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Abou Diaby in action for Arsenal in 2013.
Abou Diaby in action for Arsenal in 2013.
Image: EMPICS Sport

Ex-Arsenal star midfielder announces retirement following injury-plagued career

Abou Diaby lined out for the Gunners between 2006 and 2015.
Feb 25th 2019, 9:31 PM 17,031 2

FORMER FRANCE AND Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby announced his retirement from football on Monday citing injury problems which have followed him throughout his career.

“I’m retiring from my professional career. For a certain amount of time it has been hard for me to get back onto the field. I have had quite a few injuries. I decided to retire because my body could not keep up,” he told television channel RMC Sport.

The 32-year-old played for Arsenal between 2006-2015 and won the FA Cup twice, and represented France 16 times, including at the 2010 World Cup when “Les Bleus” crashed out at the group stage.

He moved to Marseille in 2015 but his last match came the following year and he left in 2017 having made only six appearances.

© – AFP 2019

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