Traore signs for Portsmouth on year long loan…

“I want us to be up in the top half of the table and to win at least a trophy,” “It would be great to defend the FA Cup – I think that it’s a great competition.” “Harry Redknapp is a good manager and the fact that he told me he had confidence in me; that was a big reason for me to come here. “And Portsmouth are a very good team. They are in the UEFA Cup and that’s great for the club.” Portmouth’s Chief Exec Peter Storrie, said:

“We’re delighted that Armand has decided to join us for the season. There were half-a-dozen other clubs interested in signing him on loan.” “He’s strong and quick and a player that Harry has admired since seeing him play for Arsenal’s first team last season.”
Of course, Vicent Kompany has signed for Man City and I’ve received quite a few texts lambasted the signing of Silvestre over Kompany – but I think Arsene rates Djourou higher
than Kompany, both of whom are relatively young and wants experience over another young prospect. Rumours of an £12m price tag for the defender may also be a detterent, no doubt… The site has now been updated on the right hand side, you can see the new squad list and updated transfers – I’ll be added a list of loanees out too, so you can keep an eye on who’s playing where…]]>

  • Kieran Delaney

    All this defensive adjustment – Mr Wenger is running out of time to tidy up DM.