Ex-Arsenal stars convinced Diarra

Lassana Diarra has revealed how many of Arsenal's former stars urged him to quit Chelsea and move to Emirates stadium in the summer.

"Other teams were interested, but I was only interested in Arsenal," he said.

"Arsene knows me from years ago and Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires all encouraged me to join when I was with the national team."

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