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Traoré on the verge of QPR loan move

Arsenal defender Armand Traoré is expected to tie-up a loan move to QPR when left-back Kieran Gibbs returns to full fitness, Gooner Talk understands.

The Senegalese international has only recently recovered from a groin injury sustained after playing just 9 minutes of reserve team football during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Manchester United on Monday.

Officials from the West London side made enquiries about the availability of Traoré over a week ago, but were told that only a loan move would be viable at the current time.

Tentative enquiries from Benfica have also been made, although sources close to the player suggest that QPR would be his preferred destination.

Traoré, who recently opted to represent his nation of origin, Senegal, has been at Arsenal since August 2005 although injury problems and loan spells away from the club have made it difficult for the 21-year-old to break into the starting XI.

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H0D01986
H0D01986
9 years ago

Wow, we have no left backs left

Rubi gooner
9 years ago

We will need a new, experience left back regardless whether he does go on to loan because he isn’t good enough and Gibbs is too injury prone.

Bektas
Bektas
9 years ago

Surely we must be bringing a new LB in then if this goes through?

pedro
pedro
9 years ago

i hope this is wrong. gibbs will play 25% of the season if we’re lucky and this kid looks good based on preseason… unless we have a lb lined up equal to or better than gibbs keep him to cover lb or the left side of midfield.

wasting vermaelen on the left should be a last resort. gibbs i don’t rate personally and everyone tells me i’m wrong but we actually do need to field a player in this position. loaning traore is a ridiculous idea.

jrock
jrock
9 years ago

I’m loving this. I have a feeling we are going to have our minds blown with the signings Wenger is going to make and he will be vindicated.

sean
sean
9 years ago

I dont rate him at all, but how can we afford to let another play leave when our squad is already stretched to breaking point?

Alex
Alex
9 years ago

Signs of us signing defenders??

Savage
Savage
9 years ago

It obviously means we’re bringing in another left back. Either that or we’re signing defenders and moving Vermaelen to left back.

siggi
9 years ago

if this go throgh we should buy marcelo we dont afford having only one left back in gibbs i know wermalen can play in the left back but i dont see the point in taking our strongest centre back and move him to the left what do you say thums up!!!!!

Sebastian
Sebastian
9 years ago

I really hope this isnt true, personally i think hes better than Gibbs, Gibbs is too lightweight. When you look at how pathetically thin our squad is, why have we loaned out Denilson, Vela and Botelho? I know they rnt great players, but surely we just need to bodies?!

Also, I’d sooner keep Bendtner than Chamakh, hes a far far better player.

imprecis
imprecis
9 years ago

It if it’s it only means one thing – Jagielka is a new Gooner !

gunner19
gunner19
9 years ago

traore on loan………gibbs injured….fabregas,eboue,clichy sold……..nasri nearly sold……..no reinforcents……djorou injured……vermaelen as a left back……….so squillaci as a central defender meaning ARSENAL(2011/2012)= Accident waiting to happen

imprecis
imprecis
9 years ago

It if it’s true it only means one thing – Jagielka will be a new Gooner !

bobbyp
bobbyp
9 years ago

If true this is good news as it surely means we have an experienced left back lined up. Leighton Baines maybe?

solite7
solite7
9 years ago

I really think Wenger is up to something. As in trying to clear the dead-woods in the team, find a balance and embark on a spending spree. If that’s the case, then the angry supporters will soon be singing his praise and then beg him to stay put at Arsenal.

John
John
9 years ago

I don’t understand this at all; he was loaned out to Juventus last year, surely he now either has to make the first team or be sold?? Or do we send players on loan in the hope we’ll get a higher price after one year more exposure?

Simmer 10
Simmer 10
9 years ago

WE seem to be a ship without a sail at the minute!

Sid
Sid
9 years ago

If true, this is crackers.

Wenger must be doing his damnedest to be fired. There is no other logical reasoning behind stripping the squad so bare.

The man is losing it faster than Rooney lost his hair

paddy brady
9 years ago

i hope this is the start of our shopping spree . i have supported my beloved Arsenal since the 70s and i have never seen such air of discontent around our club we will get there.wenger is a shrewd operator he will get the right players in.Keep the faith ARSENAL 4 EVER

tomstoned
tomstoned
9 years ago

Great News ! we’re really going at it…sell sell sell sell….and the rest of the players we can loan out..we save the salaries..i bet there isnt a better club in the world..The Arsenal Ambition..making money :)we dont we increase the ticket prices..just a little…sell Wermy..sell RvP..sell Walcott and get rid of Wilshire …we should be able to get some well earned cash for them too.. and then buy more of the Jenkinson’s of this world…Wenger you are a feckin genius man ! this is really going the right way..soon we can forget all about footy and concentrate on making more… Read more »

SomaliGooner
9 years ago

now we have only Gibbs at left back who is injury proned and unexperienced , we need Traoré to give Gibbs some competition and also we there so many games this season most top 4 clubs have at least two players per position I dont see the scene of this deal unless wenger is planning to buy a left back which seriously doubt he will , hate to be negative but there not much positive talk about when we fail to replace the players we sell I still have faith in Wenger , this guy is a genius but he… Read more »

sylvain
sylvain
9 years ago

this is great news…someone is definetly coming in

DeiseGooner
DeiseGooner
9 years ago

Hey Chris, whats your source on this one? Rumour or something concrete? If hes fit again but Gibbs isnt then surely hes a shoe in for the weekend? Struggling to believe this but then again you never know…….

ole
ole
9 years ago

He will be part of the exchange deal for Taarabt.

Goon23
Goon23
9 years ago

Get Baines!!!!!!!

colesy
colesy
9 years ago

perhaps sol campbell or cygan out of retirement to fix our defensive problems? experience and both free- an ideal Wenger solution!! In Wenger We Rust!

ter
ter
9 years ago

Wenger has lost his marbles tbh. We could have got enrique, and we are stuck with glass bones bibbs and for ever loanee traore. Wenger has surrounded the club with mediocre players. For the love of god Liverpool got enrique for million jesus christ.

Dumbfounded
Dumbfounded
9 years ago

If this is true, then Mr Wenger has to sign at least 2 defenders..else..and what about the midfield? what about strikers? All i keep hearing are sames and rumors of impending sales and loans.. This is just flat out ridiculous. How do you build a team when you loan and sell practically your entire squad and leave the deadwood behind? It’s as mind boggling as its infuriating..lets think about this for a second.. Lets see..Traore/Denilson/Botelho/Vela (gone on/or impending season loan), Nasri /Bendtner(almost gone), Eboue/Cesc/Clichy (gone)… Djorou/Diaby/Rosicky/Gibbs (All currently and pertually injured), Gervinho/Song (suspended 3 games)..Lansbury/Ox Chamberlain/Frimpong/Jenkinson/Campbell/Miyachi (all 19 or under)..… Read more »

IHAVEAGUN
IHAVEAGUN
9 years ago

Well if this is to be believed then a new LB is on his way… Baines would be great. We need a LB and Everton need the money. win win…

Mozbillegunner Nigeria Jos
Mozbillegunner Nigeria Jos
9 years ago

This news is pure nonsense!!! how will a normal thinking Gunner even pay attention to dis emberrassing peice of Rumour!??? Its totally Ridiculous. Lets stop d nagative Reporting & get behind to players……………if u believe, den u can achieve it, either with Experienced pleyers or not. wenger is d man…..ARSENAL IS THE TEAM. One love

mids
mids
9 years ago

enrique is obiousely not good enough or le prof lost faith in all the spanish.

etframs
etframs
9 years ago

great Arsenal supporters, Wenger has continued his mediocre style and his mediocrity will cost us dearly. We hav no team as at now and i dnt see us beating any premire league team in the top half with the current team. Its too much of Arsenal management taking advantage of the supporters, i hope one day the supporters in England will boycot the going to watch arsenal. Wenger should step down, Mourinho should come to Arsenal.

Zed the Red
Zed the Red
9 years ago

I’d dearly love to believe that this news if correct, surely means that we will buy a left back. Even as I type, i’m hoping and praying that Arsene, that wiley old fox, is planning a no nonsense raid on Everton, and Leighton Baines is on his way.Come on you ARSENAL!!!! Oh wait, Now reality is just setting in! Total amounts Arsenal FC have spent on left backs, let’s just say for argument in the last 20 years, so, pre-Wenger up to the present date :- Gibbs/Traore – Nothing Clichy – 1.5M Cashley – Nothing Sylvinho – 3.8M Nigey boy… Read more »

Sidney896
Sidney896
9 years ago

Stunned. Not that he’s good enough, but we are either signing someone immediately, or ensuring a top ten finish….

Joe
Joe
9 years ago

Two words Leighton baines

Donnie
Donnie
9 years ago

so that will leave us with only GIBBS who is always injoued…and his injoued now ..we have no left back

i can only think wenger we be bring in a new left back
unless his really lost it like most are saying.

Viks53
Viks53
9 years ago

We have no defenders…..wooooo…

Anybody else catch up on twitter the guy who photographed Jagielka signing documents with Arsenal representative at Manchester airport?

Davi
Davi
9 years ago

He did well last time he was in the side, and he was miles better than gibbs in preseason (although gibbs did start the actual season well). Think he deserves a shot at LB. We could do with another CB anyway, and TV and Kos, as well as Jenkinson can cover that position.

Ken
Ken
9 years ago

Wayne bridge included in nasri deal?

ne
ne
9 years ago

o_O……….can i volunteer to be a left back mr wenger???ur calculation is wrong there, we sort in number for that position..

denis
denis
9 years ago

,its obvious a defender is coming and I bet its Jagielka reason being wenger likes him and its been reported that we will up tha ,,,,,,,,,,,,

f4phantomphreak
f4phantomphreak
9 years ago

I really would like to think that Wenger would bring in cover for the obvious weak spots we have on this team, but I simply do not see him spending on anyone. He wants to do it his way and run with what he’s got so he can say I told you so, but everyone can see this is by far the weakest squad AW has fielded since he became Arsenal manager o’ so many years ago…. I really fear we’ve seen our last CL season, and thats if we can hold off Udinese in Italy next week to go… Read more »

GaryH
9 years ago

Switch Vermaelen to leftback, bring in Cahill and Mertesacker with sagna at rightback. Would be a lot better defence then we currently have and would have 3 centerbacks availiable to defend setpieces. Djourou and Koscielny can be the back up centerbacks with Squillaci out. Bring in M’vila and Sissoko to offer competion in midfield. They are capable of running Song for the holding role and back up Wilshere and Ramsey. This would allow them to step forward into the attacking midfield role if needed. Nasri is going so we should bring in Zarate, Hazard or Willian to play in behind… Read more »

thundertinygooner
thundertinygooner
9 years ago

You have some people on this site getting excited because this is likely to lead to a new left back.Remember this is Wenger we are talking about.He is never certain to sign anyone and not at the right time if he does.Jenkinson must be Superman if after 9 Charlton appearances he can deputise across the complete back four-especially when he struggled on Tuesday against Udinese.
Buy first Arsene and then offload!You are driving this club down the drain.

Ivan
Ivan
9 years ago

Ive just to wenger and he told me that he is going to bring in between 6-8 players

Lakre
Lakre
9 years ago

@etframs: Mourinho should come to Arsenal and do wat please? incase you dont know Mourinho only succeeds where there is a lot of money to WASTE! Dat is unlikely at Arsenal, wenger or not! Do you think Wenger just doesnt like to spend club money? He’s being realistic! I want BIG-name players in like every oda gooner but not at all ManCity-i-have-money-to-waste cost!!!
THINK

GunnerMacedonia
GunnerMacedonia
9 years ago

armand traore was last year at juve, this year to qpr, so next year with the pl experience he would have, he will challenge for the starting XI. this leaves us with injury prone gibbs and thomas vermaelen, so logical conclusion is that wenger can either spend some money to but 2-3 cbs or a cb and a first choice lb. if the latter is tha case, i think we should forget about leighton baines. the guy is great, but everton tend to be very stubborn when deciding to let their players go, so i imagine they will put 20… Read more »

gunner
gunner
9 years ago

lb: 1 gibbs and 2 jenkinson or vermaelen? hehe bad joke…

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Kevin
Kevin
9 years ago

Right no more Wenger OUT!!!

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