Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has completed his move to Marseille after rejecting an offer from Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.
— Abou DIABY (@AbouVDIABY) July 29, 2015
Tony Pulis confirmed last week that Diaby had a medical at The Hawthorns and that he offered the 29-year-old a deal, giving him an opportunity to finally prove himself in the Premier League.
“Diaby came in, he had his medical yesterday. We’ve made him an offer and we shall see,” Pulis was quoted as saying in The Birmingham Mail.
However, Diaby has chosen to return to his home country after leaving Auxerre in 2006 to join us, with many expecting him to replace Patrick Vieira.
Four months into his Gunners career, Diaby suffered the horrific injury which arguably ended his chances of making it at the top level, given that he’s never been the same since.
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Diaby’s talent is beyond any doubt, whether or not he can maintain his fitness in a tough league such as Ligue 1 remains to be seen though.
Hopefully Diaby can enjoy a happy ending to what has been a challenging career, and remain consistently present for Marseille over the next few years.