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Good Luck Portsmouth, You'll Need It

Arsenal's short stay midfielder, Lassana Diarra, has made the permanent switch to Arsenal retirement village, Fratton park, and has started out life in blue rather controversially.

The French international has undeniable quality, but his mental attributes leave a lot to be desired.

The impatient midfielder walked out on Chelsea to join bitter rivals after feeling his talents weren't getting the action they deserved. Then after only a few months at Arsenal Diarra felt his opportunities were far too limited at Ashburton Grove and buggered off once again.

However Lassana made no attempt to hide the fact that his move to Pompey could be another very short stay.

Diarra said: 'Portsmouth is a respectable club, which has achieved a very good start to the season. Some people say I made a mistake by joining Portsmouth considering Les Bleus. I don`t think so. The people at Portsmouth know I will not spend my life at this club. If I shine, if a really big club wants me, I know already that everything will go well.'

I wonder how Portsmouth fans feel about this? Are you happy to have a player of such quality? Or are you already filled with regret and pessimism?



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Friday January 18 2008
Time: 12:51PM

Comments

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Sounds as though Diarra has negotiated a transfer release clause - minimum fee or similar I guess.
Amos.
18/01/2008 12:59:00
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Pompey fans might choose to nickname him 'Teflon'. His non-stick properties would suit that I think.
Amos.
18/01/2008 13:02:00
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It's not as though Diarra has gone about things in a similar way to Cesc or Eduardo saying they want to finish their careers at certain clubs as part of a personal choice, he's basically touting himself to any large club who will listen. Outrageous.
Rocky7
18/01/2008 13:03:00
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Lmao @ Amos.
Rocky7
18/01/2008 13:03:00
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I predict that Diarra will leave Pompey in the summer after 'Arry refuses to adhere to his request to have "It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To" played on the dressing room stereo.
Little Dutch
18/01/2008 13:12:00
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Yeah.. I know.. wt kind of a player is he? Anyways.. good that we got rid of him at a good price.. huh?
arsenalrulz4ever
18/01/2008 13:20:00
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Teflon lol! What an idiot Diarra is. It makes me actually relieved to be shot of him, despite his talent, as he seems to be the kind of player who would only have let us down when we needed him anyway.
Cesky
18/01/2008 13:20:00
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How bitter and twisted you lot are. All he is doing is saying something which is commonsense. Pompey would almost certainly sell if a big enough offer came in, but for that to happen, Diarra will have to shine. I'm sure Pompey fans will be delighted if that scenario happened
EnglishSpur
18/01/2008 13:23:00
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Agree wholeheartedly Cesky, Diarra although flakier than a dandruff ridden leper is no longer our problem so lets get over the spurned lover mentality and move onwards and upwards - we have a cottage to ransack!
nikolaijns
18/01/2008 13:28:00
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I guess we are bitter and twisted. Do you remember when our captain left and we hung an effigy of him.........oh, yeah..........
Little Dutch
18/01/2008 13:31:00
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