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Friday, January 18, 2008

Gunners sell unsettled Diarra to Pompey

Portsmouth have completed the signing of France midfielder Lassana Diarra from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.The 22-year-old only joined the Gunners from Chelsea last summer but has been frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities at the Emirates Stadium. Diarra - who has penned a three-and-a-half-year deal - will join his new team-mates for training on Friday and could make his debut in Saturday's Premier League match at home to Derby.

"He's a fantastic midfield player. In my opinion he's already one of the best midfield players in the Premier League and has the ability to be one of the best there is. "He's strong, powerful, quick and can pass the ball. You don't play for France for the last nine or 10 games unless you're top quality. "I'm delighted he has decided to sign for us rather than a host of other clubs. It's great news for Portsmouth Football club," Harry Redknapp told the club's website.
Arsene Wenger splashed out £2million on August transfer-deadline day for Diarra whose contract at Chelsea was due to expire in 2008.

Some Comments Made By Fans
karim321 (Arsenal fan)
"Shame about Diarra, I was surprised he joined in the first place if he was going to be so impatient. Diarra would be a prefect replacement for Flamini. I would rather have seen Diaby go who is not a bad player but provides very little cover defensively and seems a lazy player to me. "
1kaz0 (Arsenal fan)
"he is good but has no patience and isnt loyal"

No1Gunner (Arsenal fan)
"Diarra should have realised he would have eventually got his place in our first team as Flamini's contract is soon to run out and if he doesnt stay with us then that would be Diarra's spot in a instance! but i do feel player like Diarra have terrible attitudes so maybe it is best he is gone! "

To The Arsenal Fans that made comments above or think like Arsenal fans above you all are all wrong because it was Arsene Wenger that Promise him First-Team Football if he is not going to get that why he even leave Chelsea ? He Would have Stay if he knew that Arsenal Wenger going to break his promise of giving him First Team Football.Shame On Wenger For breaking promise and then making money out of Diarra.