Traore secures Pompey loan

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Arsenal full-back Armand Traore has joined Portsmouth on a season-long loan.

Teenage full-back arrives at Fratton Park from Arsenal

Arsenal full-back Armand Traore has joined Portsmouth on a season-long loan. The 18-year-old Frenchman is highly-rated at Emirates Stadium, and will look to gain valuable first-team experience during his time at Fratton Park. Traore's switch to Harry Redknapp's side follows Arsenal's surprise capture of experienced defender Mikael Silvestre from Manchester United on Wednesday. The attacking left-back, who can also operate in midfield, recently penned a new long-term contract with the Gunners. Redknapp was able to bring Traore to the South Coast after Jerome Thomas' loan move from Charlton was turned into a permanent deal.

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