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10th Feb 2016

Abou Diaby is back – here’s what has happened while he’s been out injured

Those 506 days have flown by


Abou Diaby is poised to finally make his competitive debut for Marseille after a series of injury woes.

The former Arsenal man called time on his Premier League career in the summer, but a series of further setbacks mean the Coupe de France meeting with Trellisac will be his first appearance in 506 days. Five. Hundred. And. Six.

To put that into context, here are some things that have happened since the French international last took to the field, in Arsenal’s 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat at home to Southampton in September 2014.

Netflix launched six new original dramas, including Narcos and Marvel’s Jessica Jones


Aston Villa sacked Paul Lambert, appointed Tim Sherwood, reached the FA Cup Final, sacked Tim Sherwood and appointed Remi Garde


The Marriage Equality referendum passed, meaning Ireland was the first country to introduce same-sex marriage following a popular vote

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 23: Drag queen artist and Yes campaign activist, Panti Bliss joins supporters in favour of same-sex marriage celebrate and cheer as thousands gather in Dublin Castle square awaiting the referendum vote outcome on May 23, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. Voters in the Republic of Ireland are taking part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage on Friday. The referendum was held 22 years after Ireland decriminalised homosexuality with more than 3.2m people being asked whether they want to amend the country's constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland qualified for Euro 2016 following a play-off victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina

Jonathan Walters celebrates scoring his second goal 16/11/2015

Kanye West changed the title of his forthcoming album from So Help Me God to SWISH to Waves to T.L.O.P. He hasn’t revealed what T.L.O.P stands for yet

2015 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

And of course, most importantly, launched.

Welcome back, Abou. You’ve missed a lot.

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