Twenty-seven-year-old has endured an injury-ravaged seven years at the Emirates.
Arsenal midfield player Abou Diaby has begun his latest recovery from a knee injury and the Frenchman now hopes to be back in action by next March, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The holding midfield player suffered a cruciate ligament injury to his knee last March and then endured a further setback in his recovery in October, meaning Diaby was forced to undergo yet more surgery on the problem.
However, with the 27-year-old now back running again, Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger is said to be hopeful that the France international could be back playing again within three months, which will be a welcome boost to both the player and the team itself as the north London club look to maintain their challenge on multiple fronts at home and abroad this season.
Meanwhile, there was more good news on the injury front for the Gunners after experienced Germany international Lukas Podolsk also returned to training this week after being out of action since August with a hamstring injury, with the forward now in line to make his long-awaited comeback before Christmas.
And finally, wide man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should resume training before the end of the year in the hope of returning to first-team action in January.