Arsenal can confirm that Lassana Diarra has signed for Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee.
Diarra (22), who joined Arsenal from Chelsea on transfer deadline day - 31st August 2007, made a total of 13 appearances for the Gunners, seven of which were in the Premier League.
Lassana also made five international appearances for France during his time at Arsenal, giving him a total of nine full caps for his country.
At both his previous clubs, Lassana won the Young Player of the Year Award — with Le Havre in 2004 and with Chelsea in 2006.
Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Lassana the best of luck during his time with Portsmouth.
[ Thursday, January 17, 2008]