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Arsenal Sign Lassana Diarra


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Pity to see him go but I've had my reservations about him making it

at Chelsea. He keeps getting referred to as being a young player, and although

22 ain't old I think by now he should have established himself in the team.

Although he may look like a Maca he'll never be one.

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For me this is a stupid move by Chelsea. A very talented youngster with a pronising future ahead of him. If he wasn't happy at Chelsea then fair enough let him moveon but let that move be abroad, not to Arsenal for a token fee.

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Never liked him when he played as defensive midfielder. But as a RB he looked promising. Good in defence, good with the ball and could run up the pitch. His crosses wasn't that bad either.

And at 22 he has many years left to play and to evolve.

Letting him go to Arsenal is just wrong and I hope that we only did it because Lassana really, really, really wanted to go to Le A*se. Otherwise I think it was just wrong.

I now hope that we got alot of money for him and not just ?2-3 mil. But I've got a feeling that we didn't.

So, for a few years we've been having trouble with RB and now we have bought a 31 year old and sold two youngsters who might have been great there.

I'm disappointed.

This surely means that we will buy a young, great RB next season 128.gif

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yeah, as much as this transfer annoys me, you just have to assume the kid wanted to go to Little France and who could blame him, if there was an english club in france, and you were playing in a french side, as a reserve, youd wanna go to the english team as well..

still, its annoying because we dont really need the money...

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angry that he has gone to the arse but not surprised...he showed a gallas streak and was clearly not going to sign a new contract so it was a case of sell now or lose for free and let's be honest he was not going to play much this season either...arse have a good player but like gallas a dodgy attitude

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to be fair to the guy, he was behind a long list of players and at 22 he needs to get more games. as a full international for france there is also the european championship for him to be fighting for so I think the gallas comparison is a tad harsh, brit.

I'm really disappointed mind, but i was saying this would happen- seemed an inevitability when sidwell signed and we decided to use a system with less central midfielders.

the worst part is you know arsenal will have gotten him on the cheap. c*nts.

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A bit of a shame this.

But frankly I think he got bored of waiting for Maka to move on.

Three years he was there groomed as Maka's replacement, and seemed to play in that position less and less. As soon as Maka signeed a new deal I said that Diarra would be offski, and so it proved.

A shame and a waste for me, as I saw him as a new Patrick Vierra more than a Maka, and so it is ironic that he is now at Arsenal....which means I can not even wish him luck.

I am also hearing that he may have gone for LESS than the ?3.3m we signed him for.

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For me this is a stupid move by Chelsea. A very talented youngster with a pronising future ahead of him. If he wasn't happy at Chelsea then fair enough let him moveon but let that move be abroad, not to Arsenal for a token fee.

Totally agree. Thought he looked stunning when he played at right back last season. I'll be seeing a few very happy gooners down the pub this evening if this is true.

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He was never a right back but but did a decent job when he had to.

As a midfielder he had a few very good games but behind Maka, Mikel, Essien, Ballack, Lampard and probably Sidwell in the team he wasn't going to get many games in his favoured position.

It's difficult to wish him luck at Arsenal but he wasn't one we ever saw complaining in the papers or criticising the manager so I think we should wish him good luck in his future career and the French national team and bad luck at Arsenal.

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He's French.

I was bloody angry about Diarra going to Arsenal until I read your post, Lofty. The fact he's a froggy makes it much easier to bear icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif

I will never forget, going down to the Bridge one Saturday morning, sitting on the Bridge with yet another steaming Saturday morning hangover, when this French couple got on and sat opposite me. She was gorgeous in the way that only French birds seem capable of being. And he of course, was a greasy, smelly spotty little git. Looking at me, she says to him "quelle et le matter avec cette bloke over there?" to which the greasy, smelly spotty little git replies with a toss of his greasy smelly hair "Auh. Les Anglais". That's one greasy, smelly spotty little git who never knew how lucky he was to be able (or should I say to be allowed) to walk out of that particular underground train in one piece.

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i was a bit surprised by this, but its not too bad a sale. hes nowhere near first choice in any position (probably about 6th or 7th choice midfielder) and we made a profit. and we also get to laugh at goonies getting stiffies about signing our 7th choice midifelder.

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MADNESS !

Not baggy trousers 'n' all that but it must be love ... Chelsea and Arsene 'bag of sweets' Wenger.

The kid maybe has a raw talent but if i'm not mistaken is the closest young player in the World to Claude Makalele.

In a midfield with Fabregas we have sold a player with the ability to protect their back line for years to come. Sell him to Lyon by all means but to a team that have just got their own russian billionaire we are shooting ourselves typical Chelsea style in our own foot.

I seriously can't believe this, we are looking total mugs, i've already had calls from gooners singing Chelsea are our feeder club !

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