Vassiriki “Abou” Diaby or better known as Abou Diaby is one of the football players from France who has the blood of descendants of Ivory Coast. He was born in Paris, May 11, 1986. Diaby began his career as a junior player from Aubenvilliers in 1996. Since 2004, Diaby has strengthened the French Under-19 national team. He is one of the best defenders owned by the French national team.
Entering the 2006 season at the age of 20, Diaby then got an offer from Arsene Wenger to play with Arsenal. The offer is given by The Professor and even then he received immediately considering that Arsenal is a football club with considerable achievements and has a big name in the world of football.
Currently playing at Arsenal with a position as a midfielder. His real position is a central midfielder, but sometimes he can become a left midfielder and a second striker for his club.
Like other players, he has been injured several times. In the 2009/2010 season, Diaby was injured more often, but he has made a total of 35 appearances with Arsenal in all competitions. Abou transformed from defender to attacking midfielder. Because of his injury problems, Abou’s role was replaced by Alex Song.
In 2011/2012, he only played five times as a substitute. He made his debut again after injury against Dortmund in November. But a calf injury made him have to miss again and end his season in April.
2003–2004: Auxerre B
2006 – Present: Arsenal
2004-2005: France U19
2006-Present: France Under-21
2007 – Present: France
Full Name: Abou Diaby
Birthday: Sunday, May 11, 1986