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Traore hits back at PSG move rumours

The 20-year-old left France to join Arsenal’s youth team from Monaco in 2006, but in a recent interview with France Football he heaped praise upon his home-town club and expressed his desire to one day move there.

“It’s a great club that has made a generation of people dream from 1990 to 2000, and the Parc des Princes is a mythical stadium. This is the club of my dreams and I know that I'll play [for them] one day.

“If people contact me from PSG this summer, I will listen carefully to what they say.”

However the France under-21 international has since expressed anger at his words apparently being taken out of context and insists he is not on his way out of the Emirates Stadium outfit, going on to reiterate his commitment to the Gunners.

"I am annoyed, because I spoke with good intention, but it hasn't come out that way. I said I would maybe like to play there eventually because I grew up supporting PSG, but nowhere near the summer.

"I come from Paris. It is true that I have supported PSG and I like the club, but my ambition is to play for Arsenal and that is it. I am only concentrated on Arsenal.

"I do not want the Arsenal fans to think that my heart is not with this club. I am fully committed with Arsenal and the manager."

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Gregg Davies is the Chief Sub Editor of FourFourTwo magazine, joining the team in January 2008 and spending seven years working on the website. He supports non-league behemoths Hereford and commentates on Bulls matches for Radio Hereford FC. His passions include chocolate hobnobs and attempting to shoehorn Ronnie Radford into any office conversation.