Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is set to make his first competitive football appearances in 506 days following a desperate run of injuries.
Signed by Arsene Wenger as a replacement for Patrick Vieira, Diaby managed just 124 Premier League appearance for Arsenal in ten seasons in north London.
However, the 29-year-old is in line to feature for new club Marseille
in Thursday's Coupe de France clash with Trelissac, leading social media to explode with brilliant responses.
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Following his summer signing with Marseille, Diaby had reportedly been nearing full fitness only for a further setback in November to prolong his absence.
Much has changed since Diaby's last appearance - a 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat to Southampton in September 2014.
Jose Mourinho won his third Premier League title with Chelsea, only to be sacked later the same year, Jurgen Klopp has arrived in English football whilst Real Madrid have sacked Champions League-winning coach Carlo Ancelotti and his replacement Rafa Benitez.
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