Abou Diaby has put an early-season injury behind him and is starting to make his mark in Arsenal's midfield. The Frenchman has operated in an advanced role behind the main striker and looked right at home when Manchester United were beaten at Emirates Stadium a fortnight ago.

Abou discussed his new role during an exclusive interview with Arsenal TV Online on Thursday. He discussed:

  • how he spent the international break
  • what went wrong against Aston Villa
  • playing 'in the hole' for Arsenal
  • how opponents make that role difficult
  • his history of playing as a second striker
  • putting his injuries behind him
  • why this is a big season for him
  • Arsenal's title prospects
  • the Champions League

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