Lassana Diarra admits he's frustrated by the lack of action he's seen at Arsenal since his August switch from Chelsea.

He told L'Equipe: "Each time I join the French team it is a big pleasure. But it is true that my situation for my club is puzzling.

"But it will be sorted out soon. To be called again by Les Bleus I have to play for my club. So that situation has to be settled quickly, I am not getting mad with that. I am patient.

"At Arsenal I don't feel in competition with Bacary Sagna, as I am a midfielder. The midfielders are outstanding, but I work fine in training sessions and I am waiting for an opportunity."