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QPR Set to Sign Arsenal Defender

Emirates Stadium full back on his way to Loftus Road.

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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.

SOURCE: Sky Sports

It appears that Neil Warnock was not put off by the young Frenchman’s inept performance at Old Trafford yesterday and the left sided Arsenal man is said to be undergoing a medical at Loftus Road ahead of a move to the West London club before the transfer window shuts.

The 21 year old has spent the large chunks of his time at the Emirates Stadium out on loan to the likes of Portsmouth and Juventus and indeed his start against Man United was his first Premier League appearance for the club in almost 18 months and only his 11th overall for the North London club.

Traore had only been called in after Kieran Gibbs and Bacary Sagna, who has been playing on the left this season, were both out injured ahead of the big clash against Man United. He struggled to cope and was considered one of the worst players on display during the 8-2 defeat to Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.

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