Birmingham City Consider Loan Move For Arsenal's Armand Traore - Report

The Blues want the France under-21 international to fill the left-back spot at St. Andrews...
According to a report in the local daily The Birmingham Mail, Premier League newcomers Birmingham City are considering making an approach to Arsenal for Armand Traore.

Apparently, the Blues want the 19-year-old to join them on a season-long loan for the 2009/10 campaign with a view to filling the left-back spot.

The France Under-21 international was loaned out to Portsmouth last season where he scored one goal in 28 first-team appearances.

Gael Clichy is currently the first-choice left-back at the Emirates Stadium, but it is unknown whether Gunners manager Arsene Wenger will be willing to loan out Traore, as it has been speculated that Kieran Gibbs may be allowed to leave to play on a regular basis.

Birmingham currently have David Murphy and Franck Queudreu who can operate in that role, but the former is doubtful to be fit in time for the start of the season, and the latter is said to be out-of-favour with manager Alec McLeish.

Ricky Brooks,