Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
 
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 14:35 GMT
Diaby signs new Arsenal contract
Abou Diaby
Diaby has begun to find his form again after regaining his fitness
Abou Diaby has signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2012.

The 21-year-old French midfielder, who signed from Auxerre in January 2006, played his 55th game for Arsenal in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Newcastle.

He suffered a broken and dislocated ankle against Sunderland at the end of his first season with the Gunners and spent seven months on the sidelines.

But he has played 21 times this season and is pushing for a starting place.

Diaby, who is a graduate of the Clairefontaine Academy in Paris, has scored three goals in all competitions this season.

Manager Arsene Wenger is also hoping to tie in-form midfielder Matthieu Flamini to the club on a new long-term deal.

The 23-year-old Frenchman is out of contract in the summer and talks are on-going.

Wenger said: "I am hoping to finalise it. He wants to stay, and I want him to stay - so we will find an agreement.

"I am not especially concerned, because I believe what he tells me."

SEE ALSO
Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle
29 Jan 08 |  Premier League


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us | Advertise with us