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Diarra In Contention

Arsene Wenger has declared that Arsenal new boy Lassana Diarra could play against local rivals Tottenham on Saturday.

The former Chelsea utility player is yet to make a match day squad for Arsenal since he arrived minutes before the close of the transfer window closed on August 31st.

His absence had nothing to do with his ability, and everything to do with the fact that he had not played for Chelsea this season prior to his move, meaning he lacked fitness.

After playing twice for France during the international break, he will be regaining his match sharpness.

According to Wenger, this could see the tough-tackling youngster make the squad for the trip to White Hart Lane.

'Diarra could be back in the squad, I don’t know,' said Wenger on Thursday.

'I will decide that because he played two games over the break.'

'I was very pleased to get him. I like him as a player he is very good defensively with a good fighting spirit.

'He is young as well so we can create a unit of very strong players in the same position.

'He is versatile.

'He can play right back or left back as well as centre midfield. But I think basically he will be in central midfield.'




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Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 14 2007

Time: 2:38PM

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would be great for him and eduardo to score the goals to win us the game and become legends instantly !
PUREGOLD
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14/09/2007 14:48:00

arsene said it, diarra-fab4 against spurs..poor flamini..
korodon
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14/09/2007 15:03:00

Diarra will only play if Gilberto is out and Sagna is pushed to CB. That means that Flamini would play at RB, where he's done well.
Andy-bayor
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14/09/2007 15:36:00

bert will plat CB and my guess is diarra in middle with ade and rvp up front and eds coming on later.
gazzap
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14/09/2007 16:18:00

I think Diarra will get a chance, with this being the team: Almunia in goal, Flamini at RB, Kolo and Bert in the middle and of course Clichy on the left. Then Hleb, Fabregas, Diarra and Rosicky in midfield with Ade and RvP up front. I think it's too early to put Sagna straight back into the team. But, as with any NLD, it'll be interesting
super_gooner
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14/09/2007 16:28:00

surely Diaby would be picked ahead of Diarra in CM, or is he still injured?
JakeB
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14/09/2007 20:34:00

another French Judas! Nuff said!
merlin
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14/09/2007 20:55:00

This is AWs way of saying Diarra will start.
gunnerkid107
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14/09/2007 21:53:00

I hope he plays and scores, what a start of his arsenal stay that would be.
Armory
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14/09/2007 23:59:00

 

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