Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Another Premiership team asks for Arsenal youngster on loan
It is reported in the Midlands press that newly promoted West Bromwich Albion are looking to Arsenal in the hope of signing French youngster Armand Traore on loan.
They join a long list of clubs who have been knocking on Arsene Wenger’s door asking to take up the youngster for the coming season.
Portsmouth are also keen to have Traore as Harry Redknap looks to improve the blend of mature players, which he has many, with younger legs.
Interest in Traore follows a string of impressive displays initially for the Carling Cup sides that Wenger fielded during last season.
The youngster was given invaluable experience against strong Premiership opposition which culminated with his premiership debut in the home game of the Liverpool trilogy.
In the latter part of the season Armando was tried out on the left wing and again he proved his versatility by showing that he has the potential to help Arsenal in that position too.
However Arsene Wenger will want to keep the youngster at the Emirates as back up for the excellent Clichy.
Traore has after all shown a lot of promise and Wenger will want to oversee his development closer at home.
In addition the alternatives, Gallas, Hoyte or even Djourou are all right footed.