Date: 18th January 2008 at 12:52pm
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Arsenal’s short stay midfielder, Lassana Diarra, has made the permanent switch to Arsenal retirement village, Fratton park, and has started out life in blue rather controversially.

The French international has undeniable quality, but his mental attributes leave a lot to be desired.

The impatient midfielder walked out on Chelsea to join bitter rivals after feeling his talents weren’t getting the action they deserved. Then after only a few months at Arsenal Diarra felt his opportunities were far too limited at Ashburton Grove and buggered off once again.

However Lassana made no attempt to hide the fact that his move to Pompey could be another very short stay.

Diarra said: ‘Portsmouth is a respectable club, which has achieved a very good start to the season. Some people say I made a mistake by joining Portsmouth considering Les Bleus. I don`t think so. The people at Portsmouth know I will not spend my life at this club. If I shine, if a really big club wants me, I know already that everything will go well.’

I wonder how Portsmouth fans feel about this? Are you happy to have a player of such quality? Or are you already filled with regret and pessimism?