Arsenal reserves coach Neil Banfield is happy to have Abou Diaby available for their clash with Liverpool tonight.

Diaby is set to start for Banfield's side after returning from the hamstring injury that he sustained when the first team beat Liverpool at the start of the month.

"He is a top player, it is so frustrating to him and the Club that he has been unable to get a run in the team due to injury," Banfield told

"You can see what he brings to the team and hopefully he can get over his injuries in the next few weeks like Tomas Rosicky has. He had his injury problems but is now playing fantastically well and hopefully Abou will go down the same road."