Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby claims that he is determined to make good the time he has lost through his long term injury.
The France international was extremely impressive in last Sunday’s victory over Liverpool at Anfield and says that even at this early stage of the season he knows he can give much more despite only playing in three games so far this season.
“I will take revenge on the time I have lost but I want to prove to myself I can go higher,” Diaby said.
“I have played three matches, I have grown more powerful but I can do better. Physically, I am only at 70 per cent.
“I am 26 and I know that I am at the decisive point of my career, it is such an important season.”
Injuries stopped Diaby to just five Premier League games last season but last night he was part of the France side which opened their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win in Finland.
“Last year there were moments where I questioned myself,” he said.
“But on Sunday, my big brother had tears in his eyes watching me play and win at Liverpool.”