The Frenchman has spoken of his relief as he approaches peak condition although claims it will be hard for him to break back into a midfield which is currently on form
The French midfielder's comeback was hindered by a hamstring injury picked up against Liverpool but Diaby is now confident that he is fully fit.
He told the club’s official website: “I am very happy to be back - I have done a lot of work with the medical staff to get back in the frame.
“I feel good and I hope that things will stay like this for me. It has been very frustrating to get all of these injuries, because I don't play, I don't train and I am in the gym on my own and getting treatment.
“I have had a lot of injuries and it is tough to take because you want to show what you have got on the pitch. I just want to play football. Now everything is OK again, so I am just looking forward.”
After a poor start to the season, Arsenal are currently one of the form sides in the Premier League and pushing hard for third spot in the table and DIaby knows it will be tough to break into a side that is playing so well.
“We have always had a lot of good midfielders at the Club and they are doing a great job,” he continued.
“That is great for them personally, and great for the team.
“I still have to play some games and do some more work to get back, but I feel that I am very close to full fitness now.
“Of course, I feel I need to make up for lost time now that I am back. I just need to work hard.”
The midfielder also expressed his belief that the Gunners can end the season in a position which they can be proud of.
“I am definitely confident we can finish the season strongly, if we keep playing in the way that we are at the moment, we can finish above Tottenham,” he explained.
“In the last few games we have shown character and played good football as well, so we need to keep going in this way and the good results will come.”