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Traore Is Arman-d

Armand Traore has said that he would prefer to stay at Arsenal and be the second choice left back rather than go on loan, although is willing to lend himself out if Arsene thinks that would be best.

Traore arrived at Arsenal in a cloud of mystery, but left no mystery to how good a player he is with a string of excellent performances running up to, and including last seasons Carling Cup Final.

The French defender showed he is wise beyond his years after speaking with the official club website.

'I have spoken with the boss (Arsene Wenger) and he has said the position of official second-choice left-back is there for me.'

'It doesn't mean it will be always there, though. So I must just keep trying hard in training and when I am asked to play, just show that I can do it.'

'I think I am going to stay at Arsenal and still try to keep improving every day in training. I wanted to do that rather than go on loan, but when I speak to the manager (in future) and he tells me that it has to be done, then of course it will be done.'

Having spoken with someone with extremely close connections with the club, I am assured Armand has the ability to go on to be better than Arsenal's current left back, Gael Clichy. Only time will tell.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday October 17 2007
Time: 4:15AM

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any team in the EPL would love to have armand on loan, but for our sake i hope he stays put and perform for us in the carling and fa cups. that will leave clichy to concentrate on epl and CL. such an exciting player to watch, but then again, all our youngsters are.
supersof
17/10/2007 04:49:00
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Ohhhhhhhhhh AR-MAND TRA-OOOO-RE!
Goofle
17/10/2007 07:39:00
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he has ridiculous pace and is a bit more powerful than clichy...i wish we could field them both
anonymous
17/10/2007 07:58:00
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Quality, quality player. Im still yet to see him have a bad game
ArsenalRob
17/10/2007 08:08:00
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yeah, Clichy is great! Especially at the beginning of the season. If Traore is better, wow!
afri-gooner
17/10/2007 08:09:00
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What a refreshing attitude too. Take note Mr.Bendtner.
hatespur
17/10/2007 08:42:00
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Exactly hatespur. Nobody has a divine right to play, only Bendtner seem to think he has. Traore is probably one of the most exciting talents at the club, everytime he gets the ball he excites. Once he hones his defensive skills he will be an absolute ******** star!!
Rocky7
17/10/2007 09:11:00
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I could kinda understand it with Bendtner a little more if Ade and RVP were not doing the business and he wasn't being given a sniff Rocky. Fact is they are both playing brilliantly so why change things? Traore is obviously humble and intelligent enough to understand that Clichy deserves to play at the moment and his chance will come. As I have said it's very refreshing and not knowing players as people as we seemed to more in the old days it is public comments like this that we rely on to familiarise ourselves with the boys. And comparing this attitude to others we can only warm to the lad and hope he gets a chance at some stage. Top bombing Armand.
hatespur
17/10/2007 09:26:00
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Totally agree hatespur, Bendtner needs to adopt the same attitude if he is going to get anywhere.
AB_Arsenal
17/10/2007 09:33:00
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yeah, his mentality is great, you can see the humble team player in him that is the hallmark of our current squad.
afri-gooner
17/10/2007 09:53:00
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