I've just been chatting to a friend of mine about Lassana Diarra. By all accounts he cant leave Arsenal in January because it would mean playing for three different clubs in twelve months. Can anyone shed any light on this? I remember the same situation with Mascherano becoming complicated when signing for Liverpool, but that was properly more to do with him being owned by about 24 different people and teams!!
Fifa rules state a player can not play for more than two teams between 1 July and 30 June. If this the case then Diarra WILL NOT be leaving the Emirates anytime soon.
If I'm honest I'd like him to stay at the club. I think he is a good player and shows good battling qualitys. People say he lacks attacking abilities and maybe this is true, but when he has a full pre-season with Arsenal and has been Wengerised then he has great potential to do well with Arsenal. He is the closest player we have to Gilberto and I'd be happy for him to stay at the club and fight for his place. Hopefully he will knuckle down and continue to battle for a place. I reckon if it wasn't for the form of Flamini, he properly would start most games along side Cesc. Just my opinion. Keep it Goonerish.