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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