Gunners land Traore
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal have raided France to sign young defender Armand Traore.Arsenal have raided France to sign young defender Armand Traore.
The 16-year-old has snubbed a new deal at Monaco to sign for Arsenal.
Traore is highly rated at the French club and they were hoping to tie him down to a new long-term contract.
However, contract talks with the Principality outfit stalled and the news alerted Arsenal to his possible availability.
Highbury boss Arsene Wenger moved quickly to sign the full back from his former club.
Wenger has used his French connections to set up a deal to bring Traore to North London and he is believed to have agreed a four-year deal at Arsenal
Wenger has been busy trying to recruit top youngsters from around Europe as he plans for the future and he has already lined up a move for Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone.