5 players who left Arsenal too soon

  • Arsenal have seen many great players come to North London
  • Unfortunately, some of those left too early
  • Here are 5 players who left Arsenal too soon
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Arsenal are oftentimes highlighted for their poor decision-making. Particularly towards the beginning of the Emirates Stadium era, the club made many poor decisions, a lot of them coming in the transfer window.

While their poor transfer choices are often at the forefront of Arsenal fans' nightmares, there are some decisions which involved selling players that should have been considered in more detail before they were made.

That said, here are 5 players who left Arsenal too soon...

5 players who left Arsenal too soon

1. Lassana Diarra

For a long period of time under Arsene Wenger, Arsenal were criticised for not having a midfield general. There were many who tried but failed to fill that defensive midfielder role during this time period.

Arsenal received no sympathy and if anything, it was their decision to sell Lassana Diarra which was the main blaming point.

Lassana Diarra left Arsenal in 2008, after just one year without being given much of a chance. He signed for Portsmouth, winning the FA Cup in his only season there before being picked up by the superclub Real Madrid.

The rest, as they say, is history. He became an important player in the Real Madrid midfield, making 87 La Liga appearances. This left many to question, did Lassana Diarra leave Arsenal too son? The answer, of course, being a resounding yes.

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