Date: 31st August 2011 at 1:00am
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Armand Traore has now left Arsenal and joined QPR on a three year deal. The left-back has admitted that he had to leave Arsenal this summer and cited the limited chances of playing in the Arsenal first team as the reason for his departure.

Traore was in the Arsenal side on Sunday against Manchester United but that would be a game he would quickly want to forget. Gael Clichy was the first left-back to leave Arsenal this summer and now Traore and couple that with the lack of experience with Gibbs and his injury problems, it is no surprise that Wenger has opted to bring in the Brazilian Santos to play at left-back.

Following his move to QPR, Traore said: “When I talked to Neil Warnock he was very passionate about what I could bring to the club.

“He was very motivated about playing me week in, week out, and that’s what I need at this stage of my career.

“I’ve not been able to prove and show what I’m all about because I’ve been at two big, big clubs like Juventus and Arsenal.”


0 responses to “Why I had to leave Arsenal”

  1. Richard Enaohwo says:

    U are one of d reason wenger never replaced clichy but after u flop at united,u are now a gooner.gudluck traore!welcome santos

  2. Zac says:

    Would he have left if he performed well against Man u? Hmm… Doubt it..

  3. Emos Ola says:

    at least wel spoken unlike nasri that was abusing d fans.anyway he had warnd wenger b4 saying dat d quality of players he signs dis tranfer market was going 2 determin either 2 stay or not.but arsen provd stubon.good luck traore.ur future is brite.just dat our expection dis season is too high.

  4. ifeanyi klinsmann says:

    Thank God u left u were inferior 2 clichy nd gibbs gud luck at QPR

  5. Nonso says:

    thank God he has left maybe djorou,scillachi nd aluminia 2 follow.

  6. yunusa okonkwo says:

    than GOD he left finally wenger has added some quality to arsenal mmm…good.

  7. jerrylad says:

    I see no reason to blame wenger, , , no reasonable man will have a chance to clean up his ass and won’t want to do so. . , . . There is a reason behind this, the emirates stadium, the official board members. . . .can’t u smell wenger is only there to smash the watery looks. . . . . .at the 3 new signings. . . .i hope to see them perform bright at arsenal. . . . . .leave nasri alone, . . .its time wenger knows french players aint his pal. . . . .first flamini, now nasri. . . .

  8. Ifeany bethel says:

    I luv arsenal all i need is d best 4rm dem. I luv d way we began dis yr but i belief we will end up dis reason with something. I belief dat

  9. Arsenal1Again says:

    Faith ran out. Against Man Utd Traore had the biggest opportunity in his career to cement a place. He failed to make it count and he failed spectacularly. He couldn’t have been any worse. In the end, when other players were STILL trying to get something from the game, Traore went and hid.

  10. Michael says:

    Coulde you please help me tell wengar that there is no time to wait.

  11. maye says:

    please let Wenger get djourou,aluminia and squilaci out of our teams they are not even carling cup players,thumps up Arsene more quality players needed please!

  12. benkyle says:

    finally he has gome.
    i actually think our away defeat 2 manu was a good thing 4 d club all d same all thanks 2 manu 4 opening wenger eyes.

  13. Tony says:

    Arsene shld stop signing french players

  14. Thank God o, i think we are going to finally achieve something this season, with the depart of traore and i also wish these man call almunia can also have is way to any club.

  15. Yusuf.o. says:

    I think man u was d deciding factor in these signings, more 2 come. Viva arsenal

  16. Charles says:

    Well, after d Man u match,I quitted Arsenal. Den yet again,which wz it 4 me in d world? It came 2 me dt if Arsenal had even lost d match wth d scores @ 3:1,wenger could v negleted it. So I wz gr8ful it wz 8:2. N dt hit d jackpot. Quote me my fellow gunners, dis is d end of our trouphy drought. I v arsenal DNA in me, gunners 4 life.

  17. Ojekoya Dolapo says:

    Am very happy 4 our defeat to man u, if arsenal won d macth or draw, am quite sure wenger will neva sign any defender but Thank God now traore has left, two good defender in one striker will still need two player in mildfild, with all dis arsenal will be great again, lets keep d faith up gunners

  18. Arsene Wenger says:

    I won’t sign any replacement for Traore.In fact i won’t sign anybody we have a strong squad. 😛

  19. Maliki .b.adejoke says:

    Win or loss,gunners 4 life

  20. James says:

    We got Arteta baby…..thats a classy player baby…We got Yossi Benayoun too…he is also class and I bet you he will be better than Nasri….and Santos…he is a miilion time better than Clchy, I tell you because the amount time Lennon took him to the cleaners against Spurs was shameful man. Oh yes…we have CY Park he is definitely better than Bendtner. Yo behold Arteta and CY Park van do freekicks too..that is a bonus. We r back my friend we are back

  21. James says:

    I have this question though on Fabregas….how come the two time in the last 2 years CL we played Barcelona at the Nou Camp, he is injured or not available???? Why??? There has to be something to it man….! He plays them at the Emirates and in the return leg he is missing mysteriously injured! Why???
    I beleive he too sold us out man when we needed him most ….at least Nasri sold us out when he left this one was an enemy within while on our payroll man… one should give this guy an `OSCAR’ for his performance man, the whole lot in Barcelona.

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