Armand Traoré
Professional footballer
Armand Traoré
Armand Traoré is a footballer who plays for Queens Park Rangers as a left back. Traoré is a product of the Arsenal Academy. He has represented France at under-19 and under-21 levels, but has since opted to represent his parents' native country, Senegal, at the senior level.
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HIGHLIGHTS: Last-Place Side Stuns Chelsea
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
By Sam Wells, Goal.com Queens Park Rangers stole a shocking win against Chelsea as former Blue Shaun Wright-Phillips scored the only goal of a game dominated by the home side. The away team barely troubled all night but Benitez's men were unable to capitalize on their possession as, without Eden Hazard and Juan Mata, they struggled to create against a stout QPR defense all game long. The relegation strugglers managed to make Chelsea pay for its profligacy as, after a corner broke to Wright-Phillips on the edge of the area, the winger made no mistake and fired an effort into the bottom corner. Rafa Benitez's penchant for squad rotation continued as the manager made five changes from the team that beat Everton 2-1. Marko Marin replaced Ramires to make his first Premier League start of the season, while Ross Turnbull, Ryan Bertrand, Victor Moses and Oscar all also started in place of Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata. Meanwhile, the visitors also mad ...
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QPR v Tottenham Hotspur: Latest team news UPDATED
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has to decide whether to recall Brad Friedel or stick with Hugo Lloris in goal for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League game at QPR. Spurs will test striker Emmanuel Adebayor (hamstring) over the next 48 hours to see if he can play any part in the game while Villas-Boas expects Kyle Naughton to be fit despite the defender injuring his right foot against Lazio last night. Scott Parker (Achilles), Heurelho Gomes (ankle), Jake Livermore (groin), Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Younes Kaboul (both knee) are out. Provisional squad: Lloris, Friedel, Cudicini, Gallas, Dawson, Walker, Vertonghen, Caulker, Naughton, Bale, Lennon, Sandro, Jenas, Dembele, Dempsey, Sigurdsson, Carroll, Townsend, Defoe, Adebayor. *** QPR have a number of injury worries to contend with heading into this weekend’s trip to Tottenham. The west Londoners’ defence will be without Anton Ferdinand, Fabio (both hamstring), Stephane Mbia (groin) and Armand Traore (leg) for the White Hart Lane ...
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Sunderland v QPR: Armand Traore ruled out of Wearside trip while Clint Hill faces late fitness test
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-20890" href="/Armand+Traore+1">Armand Traoré</a> will miss QPR's Saturday trip to Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League.
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Udinese 1-2 Arsenal: Analysis - clockendview - just an Arsenal Blog
Google News - over 5 years
Armand Traore, returning from a groin strain, replaced Gervinho in the 86 th minute and was followed by Pasquale replaced the stretchered off Benatia who had a mystery injury. The English side took a short free-kick and played it back around the ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Nasri in the squad to face Liverpool - The Citizen Daily
Google News - over 5 years
Arsene Wenger has included Samir Nasri in the squad for today&#39;s game against Liverpool but Johan Djourou, Kieran Gibbs, Tomas Rosicky and Armand Traore are all unavailable. Nasri is understood to be on the verge of completing a move to Manchester City, ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Soccer-Arsenal fullback called up by Senegal - Reuters Africa
Google News - over 5 years
DAKAR Aug 19 (Reuters) - Arsenal reserve Armand Traore is in line for his competitive international debut for Senegal after being named in the squad for their African Nations Cup qualifier against the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sept. 3
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Arsenal to field three kids v Pool - Football365.com
Google News - over 5 years
Both Gervinho and Alex Song are suspended, while Tomas Rosicky and Armand Traore have become the club&#39;s latest injury casualties, with Traore limping out of a reserve team match on Tuesday and Rosicky aggravating a groin injury during the victory
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Senegal call France U17's Niang - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
Arsenal defender Armand Traore, who also played for France&#39;s youth side, has been given his maiden Senegal call. Midfielder Moutapha Kasse of local side Niarry-Tally was also named for the first time as well as Spain-based midfielder Pape Maly Diamanka
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KT: Possible exits shroud Arsenal tour - ESPN STAR Sports
Google News - over 5 years
Wojciech Szczesny, Vito Mannone; Sebastien Squillaci, Johan Djourou, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Laurent Koscielny, Armand Traore, Thomas Vermaelen, Bacary Sagna; Alex Song, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Denilson, Aaron Ramsey, Emmanuel Frimpong,
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Arsenal News: Squad for Asian tour announced ,No Cesc but Nasri there - Keeda of Sports
Google News - over 5 years
The complete squad is as follows: Wojciech Szczesny, Vito Mannone, Sebastien Squillaci, Johan Djourou, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Laurent Koscielny, Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh, Ryo Miyaichi, Armand Traore, Thomas Vermaelen, Bacary Sagna,
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Can Arsenal rely on Kieran Gibbs to fill Gael Clichy's boots? - Hackney Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
One player who has largely been forgotten is Armand Traore, who was ahead of Gibbs in the pecking order before heading off to join Juventus on loan last season. Having only played 10 games in Italy, he has headed back to the Emirates for pre-season and
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Premier League Transfer Talk - July 6 - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
(Mirror) Armand Traore is being looked at by German clubs Hamburg and Werder Bremen. (Footie Online) Inter Milan have leapt ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Argentine wizard Ricky Alvarez. (Sun) Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger is considering a move ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Football transfer rumours: Juan Mata to Liverpool? - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
The exodus from Arsenal, meanwhile, will continue with the sale of … a player whom the Mill assumed had left long ago: yes, Armand Traoré could be on his way to Hamburg or Werder Bremen: Arsène Wenger&#39;s reign is coming apart at the seams!
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Gael Clichy completes move to Manchester City - The Short Fuse
Google News - over 5 years
For Arsenal&#39;s part, the move leaves them with two players of any experience at left back, Kieran Gibbs and Armand Traore. The former is very injury-prone, and the latter has been on loan for the last year. While both have occasionally shown flashes of
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Timeline
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    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 26
    On 29 July 2016, Traoré signed a 3-year deal with Championship side Nottingham Forest. Armand has represented France at Under-17 and Under-18. Armand played with the France U-19s, helping them qualify for the Elite Round of the 2008 UEFA Under-19 Championship qualification.
    More Details Hide Details He participated in all three qualifying matches and one of France's elite matches, before France were eliminated by Italy. He received his first call-up to the U-21 team on 13 November 2008 for their friendly against Denmark. The match resulted in a 1–0 victory with Traoré playing 73 minutes before being taken off.
  • 2011
    Age 21
    Armand Traoré made his debut for Senegal in a 2–0 defeat against Morocco on 10 August 2011, the defender played 70 minutes before being subbed out.
    More Details Hide Details Traoré is a practising Muslim, and has been seen praying before a football match for Arsenal. In 2010 Traoré claimed that he would remove all his tattoos surgically, he also claimed that the religion was behind the move after embracing the Muslim faith. He said: "I'm planning to do this in the summer. They'll put me under anaesthetic and then do it all, and when I wake up everything will be gone. It needs a bit of recovery time though so I’m not going to do it during the football season. If I had been into my religion properly before I’d had the tattoos done, I think I would never have got them. I think it’s one of the biggest mistakes I’ve made in my life but I will try and correct it. My religion has benefits both personally and in my career. I have always been a Muslim but I wasn't really practising it, I was just saying to people 'I am a Muslim'. It's a gradual development."
    In June 2011, Traoré opted to represent his nation of origin, Senegal, after discussions with their coach Amara Traoré.
    More Details Hide Details His father also played international football for the Senegal national football team. However Traoré received his first Senegal call-up on 1 August ahead of a friendly match against Morocco.
    On 25 September 2011, Traoré was sent off in the 90th minute in a 1–1 draw against Aston Villa.
    More Details Hide Details QPR Manager Neil Warnock described Traoré's sending off as an absolute "disgrace". In the last game of the season against Manchester City and needing a win to keep the club in the Premier League at the expense of Bolton Wanderers, Traoré came on as a substitute for Djibril Cissé in the 59th minute, and 7 minutes later provided a cross from which Jamie Mackie scored a header, leading to a shock 2–1 lead. However, Manchester City managed to score twice in injury time, resulting in them winning the title. Queens Park Rangers retained their Premier League status after Bolton drew 2–2 with Stoke City, resulting in Bolton's relegation to the Championship.
    On 17 September 2011, Traoré provided 2 assists against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a 3–0 win; once for Alejandro Faurlín in the 10th minute and also for DJ Campbell in the 86th minute.
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    On 12 September 2011, Traoré made his QPR Debut in a 0–0 draw against Newcastle United before being substituted by Matthew Connolly on the 51st minute.
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    On 30 August 2011, Traoré completed his move to Queens Park Rangers signing a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
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    Upon his loan return from Juventus, Traoré On 28 August 2011, Traoré started and played the full 90 minutes at left-back against Manchester United at Old Trafford in an 8–2 loss in the Barclays Premier League.
    More Details Hide Details He came under criticism when he was seen smiling and congratulating several Manchester United players after the final whistle. This was his final appearance for Arsenal.
    He eventually played his last game for Juventus against Manchester United at Old Trafford in Gary Neville's testimonial match on 24 May 2011.
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    On 10 April 2011, Traoré played the full 90 minutes in a 3–2 win against Genoa with Luca Toni as the match winner against his former team mates.
    More Details Hide Details Armand spent most of his time with Juventus on the bench, making only ten league appearances. At the end of the season it was confirmed that he would return to Arsenal.
    He made his first start in Serie A for Juventus on 10 January 2011, starting the match against Napoli.
    More Details Hide Details The match ended 3–0 to Napoli with all goals scored by hat-trick hero Edinson Cavani. After a return from a short injury, he started Juventus both latest games against Milan and Cesena.
  • 2010
    Age 20
    He made his first start for Juventus on 1 December 2010 in a Europa League match against Lech Poznań, playing 83 minutes before being subbed out while the match ended 1–1.
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    Due to an injury he missed almost three months of the season before finally making his debut on 13 November 2010 against Roma coming on as a 45th minute substitute for Fabio Grosso.
    More Details Hide Details The match ended 1–1 and the goals were scored by Vincenzo Iaquinta and Francesco Totti.
    On 31 August 2010, Traoré joined Italian giants Juventus on a season-long loan.
    More Details Hide Details He was given the shirt number 17, previously worn by David Trezeguet.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2009
    Age 19
    Traoré scored his first Premier League goal on 18 May 2009 in a home match to Sunderland, Portsmouth went on to win 3–1.
    More Details Hide Details He made 19 Premier League appearances and scored one goal for Portsmouth before returning to Arsenal at the end of the season. Traoré returned to Arsenal and was involved in Arsenal's 2–0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the Football League Cup, he played 61 minutes before he was replaced by Nacer Barazite. Due to Gaël Clichy and Kieran Gibbs both getting injuries, Traoré stepped up to the number one left back spot. He made his first start against Sunderland and followed it up with big appearances including in a 3–0 win over Chelsea and a 1–1 draw against Liverpool. Traoré himself got injured and missed a few games but returned against Aston Villa in a 3–0 win. His form reportedly attracted the interest of Paris Saint-Germain and Traoré was forced to strenuously deny reports he was set to move to France. However Traoré struggled in the games against Everton and Bolton Wanderers. Clichy's return forced Traoré out of the side until May's trip to Blackburn Rovers but the defender had proved that he was a more-than-capable understudy, helping the Gunners close the gap at the top of the Premier League.
  • 2008
    Age 18
    On 21 August 2008, Traoré signed a season long loan deal with Portsmouth to gain valuable first-team experience.
    More Details Hide Details He was given the jersey number 30, the same jersey number that he had at Arsenal. Traoré made his debut for Portsmouth against Manchester United at Fratton Park, playing the first 56 minutes of the game before being replaced by Jerome Thomas. Traoré had enjoyed a fair amount of playing time in the early part of his loan spell, being utilised as a left midfielder. However, when Niko Kranjčar returned from injury, Traoré's playing chances soon became limited.
    On 4 August 2008, he signed a long-term contract with Arsenal.
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    He finally got his league debut on 5 April 2008, against Liverpool.
    More Details Hide Details He was used as a left-winger in Arsenal's final two league matches of the 2007–08 season, supplying the cross which led to Nicklas Bendtner's winner against Everton.
    On Saturday 16 February 2008, he started and played the full 90 minutes against Manchester United at Old Trafford in a 4–0 defeat in the FA Cup fifth round.
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    He also started Arsenal's FA Cup tie against Burnley, before being replaced by Justin Hoyte in the 71st minute, and was on the bench during Arsenal's 3–1 Premier League victory over Manchester City on 2 February 2008, but did not actually make it onto the pitch.
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  • 2007
    Age 17
    In September 2007, Traoré returned to White Hart Lane, but this time only as a spectator when he was arrested for carrying knuckle dusters into the stadium.
    More Details Hide Details Traoré and a friend were taken into custody for questioning and he was given a formal warning. Traoré later apologised the situation and said that he didn't know that it was wrong because the laws are different in France.
    At the beginning of the 2007–08 campaign Traoré said he wanted to prove his quality to manager Arsène Wenger.
    More Details Hide Details He put in numerous impressive performances for the Reserves and even scored a few goals including a spectacular long-range effort against Tottenham Reserves.
    On Wednesday 28 February 2007, he started the FA Cup quarter-final replay against Blackburn Rovers in a 1–0 defeat at Ewood Park.
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  • 2006
    Age 16
    He went on to sign a professional contract with the club in August 2006 before making his first team debut in the League Cup in a third round match against West Bromwich Albion on 24 October, as a 24th minute substitute for Emmanuel Adebayor.
    More Details Hide Details Traoré went on to start Arsenal's League Cup matches against Everton, Liverpool, both legs of the semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur and the final against Chelsea, which Arsenal lost 2–1.
  • 2005
    Age 15
    Although mainly a reserve team member, making six appearances in the FA Premier Reserve League in 2005–06, he played in Dennis Bergkamp's testimonial against Ajax in the first game at Emirates Stadium in July 2006 and he was an unused member of Arsenal's 18-man squad for their Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb the following month.
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    Traoré joined Arsenal on 1 August 2005, having previously been at Racing Paris and Monaco.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1989
    Born
    Born on October 8, 1989.
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