Abou Diaby announced his retirement

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Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby decided to end his career. The Frenchman announced that on French television channel RMC’s “Footissime” show.

The midfielder went out on the field in August of 2016 for the last time, playing for Marseille. During his career, Diaby sustained more than 20 injuries.

32-year-old Diaby’s career biggest part was held at Arsenal, where he was playing from 2006 to 2015. Abou spent 180 matches in all tournaments for the London club.

During that period, he became the author of 19 goals scored and 16 assists. Before Arsenal, Diaby had been playing for Auxerre. He spent 16 matches for the French team and scored one goal.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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