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Traore to undergo QPR medical

Gunners defender discussing Loftus Road switch

Last Updated: 29/08/11 11:45am

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Traore: Has struggled to hold down a regular role at Arsenal

Traore: Has struggled to hold down a regular role at Arsenal

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Sky Sports sources understand Arsenal defender Armand Traore is to undergo a medical at Queens Park Rangers on Monday.

The 21-year-old is a product of the Gunners' academy system and appeared set for a bright future at Emirates Stadium when he made the breakthrough into the senior set-up.

He has, however, lost his way somewhat over recent years and has slowly slipped down the pecking order.

Traore has taken in loan spells at Portsmouth and Juventus in an effort to find games, with Arsene Wenger overlooking him on a regular basis.

The Senegal international has struggled to force his way into the Gunners' plans again this season, despite their well-publicised injury and suspension problems.


He was handed a rare start against Manchester United on Sunday, but failed to catch the eye as Arsenal were hammered 8-2 at Old Trafford.

Less than 24 hours on from that humiliating display and it now appears that Traore could be on his way out of the Emirates.

QPR are busily bolstering their ranks before the transfer window closes and it is understood that they are closing on a deal for the French-born left-back.

Reports suggest that Traore is at Loftus Road for talks and to prove his fitness to his prospective employers.

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