Abou Diaby is close to making 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, and 506 days passed before he returned to a first team squad for the Coupe de France meeting with Trellisac. 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
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
Tim Peake became the first British man to visit the International Space Station
And of course, most importantly, JOE.co.uk launched.
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) November 6, 2015
Welcome back, Abou. You’ve missed a lot.