Loris Arnaud

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Loris Arnaud
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Personal information
Full name Loris Arnaud
Date of birth (1987-04-16) 16 April 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger / Striker
Club information
Current team
Persela Lamongan
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Paris Saint-Germain 19 (2)
2010 Clermont (loan) 17 (3)
2010–2011 Angers (loan) 21 (1)
2013 Chernomorets Burgas 6 (2)
2014–2015 Orléans 35 (1)
2016–2017 Hà Nội 16 (7)
2018– Persela Lamongan 13 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:45, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

Loris Arnaud (born 16 April 1987) is a French-Martinican descent footballer, who currently plays as a forward for Persela Lamongan.[1]

Early career[edit]

Born in Saint Germain en Laye Paris, France, whose his parents is from Martinique before moving to France, where Arnaud was raised in Chatou, western Paris. He started playing football at age of five after his father introduced him to football and joined local football club AS Chatou. Soon at age of twelve, Arnaud was spotted by Paris Saint-Germain scouts and joined the club after being persuaded by the club's academies.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

Having joined the Paris Saint-Germain's academy at age of twelve, Arnaud spent seven years in the academy. In the 2007–08 season, Arnaud was soon placed in the first team by manager Paul Le Guen.[4] He made his debut, coming on as a substitute for Pierre-Alain Frau, in a 0–0 draw against Lens on 12 August 2007. A week later, after his debut, Arnaud then signed his first professional contract.[5] Having appeared six times for the club in the first team, Arnaud finally scored his first goal for the club, in a 2–1 win over Strasbourg on 3 November 2007. Having 17 appearances in all competitions so far, Arnaud signed a new two-year contract with the club, that will keep him until 2010.[6] Soon after, Arnaud soon strained right ankle, that kept him out for a months[7] In the Coupe de France Round of 16 against Bastia, Arnaud scored twice for the club, in a 2–0 victory.

The following season, Arnaud soon made his first appearance of the season, scoring his first goal, from a header, which turns out to be a winner against Lorient on 18 October 2008. However, in the UEFA Cup match against German side Schalke 04, Arnaud suffered an injury after rupturing his cruciate ligament.[8] Following an operation, Arnaud will be out for six months.[9] During on the sidelines, Arnaud says he have a rough time being on the sidelined, having spent five weeks on the plastered.[10] Arnaud also revealed in another interview that he was treated positive by the club doctor and physiotherapists.[11] Towards the end of the season, Arnaud made his first appearance since injury, playing in the reserve.[12] At the end of the 2008–09 season, Arnaud would sign a new two-year contract, which would keep him until 2012.[13]

The following season, under new manager Antoine Kombouaré, who replaced Le Guen, Arnaud first team was soon limited, having been left out of the squad.[14] Throughout the first half of the season, Arnaud rarely kick a ball, having spent time on the bench being un-used. In late-October, Arnaud made headlines after his teammate and himself, were tested for Swine flu H1N1 virus, along with Ludovic Giuly, Jérémy Clément and Mamadou Sakho.[15] Eventually, Arnaud was eventually cleared from Swine flu H1N1 virus, having tested negative.[16] He would make two appearance in the Coupe de la Ligue campaign.

Towards the second half of 2011–12 season, Arnaud was linked a Ligue 1 side Nice,[17] but the transfer never started. Arnaud was also left out of the squad, having spent time at the bench or sent back to the reserve.[18] In December, Arnaud was linked with a move to Championship side Middlesbrough,[19] in which they offered him a trial.[20] Three days after his trial at Middlesbrough, Arnaud had his trial with the club ended and made a return to the club.[21] Shortly after the trial, Arnaud was told by the club that he can leave the club on a free transfer.[22] At the end of the season, Arnaud have left the club as a free agent after his contract has expired.[23][24] After being released, He was closed to joining Portuguese side Marítimo, but the move collapsed over the club's finance trouble[25]

Loan Spell[edit]

In early-November, Arnaud was linked with a loan move to Strasbourg, but the move was rejected by PSG.[26] But in mid-January, Arnaud would join Clermont on loan, for the rest of the season.[27] He made his debut for the club, in a 3-0 loss against Sedan on 29 January 2010. A few week later, on 5 February 2010, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win over Châteauroux. Two week later, on 19 February 2010, he scored again, and also his second goal, in a 1-1 draw against Strasbourg. Arnaud says his loan at the club, describing his role as 'positive'.[28]

The next season, Arnaud was linked with a potential loan move to Guingamp and Brest.[29] Arnaud joined SCO Angers on a season-long loan for the reminder of the 2010–11 season.[30]

Career after Paris-Saint Germain[edit]

Arnaud was on trial with English League One club Tranmere Rovers. The trial ended in January 2013 when the Football League denied international clearance for the player due to its regulations on the limit of French strikers per club[citation needed].

On 28 February 2013, after two weeks trial period Loris joined Chernomorets Burgas.[31] One week after joining the club, on 10 March 2013, Arnaud made his debut for the club against CSKA Sofia and soon scored his first goal for the club, on 10 April 2013, against Minyor Pernik. He was released in late May 2013.[32]

Hà Nội F.C.[edit]

In January 2016, as a free agent, he completed his move to Vietnamese V-League, Hà Nội one a one-year deal.[33]



Hà Nội F.C.

1st, gold medalist(s) Winners: 2016
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Third place: 2017
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 2016
2nd, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 2016


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  2. ^ "Interview with ... Loris Arnaud: "It's a dream to be at PSG"" [Loris Arnaud : " C'est un rêve de pouvoir être au PSG "] (in French). Foot Mercato. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive: Interview with Arnaud loris" [Exclu : interview de loris arnaud] (in French). Sortira Paris.com. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Le Guen motivates her young" [Le Guen motive ses jeunes] (in French). L'Equipe. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ngoyi going pro" [Ngoyi passe pro] (in French). L'Equipe. 22 August 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
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  7. ^ "Foot - L1 - PSG - Arnaud package Sankharé operated" [Foot - L1 - PSG - Arnaud forfait, Sankharé opéré] (in French). L'Equipe. 13 December 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Arnaud out "a few months"" [Arnaud out "quelques mois"] (in French). L'Equipe. 23 October 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Arnaud, torn ligaments" [Arnaud, rupture des ligaments] (in French). L'Equipe. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Arnaud had a rough" [Arnaud en a bavé] (in French). L'Equipe. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
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  13. ^ "ARNAUD SIGNS NEW DEAL UNTIL 2012". Paris Saint-Germain Official Website. 19 June 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
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  17. ^ "Nice information on Arnaud" [Nice se renseigne sur Arnaud] (in French). L'Equipe. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Sakho replayed ... and lost" [Sakho a rejoué...] (in French). L'Equipe. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
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  22. ^ "Arnaud to return in New Year". Sky Sports. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
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  25. ^ "FM info, Loris Arnaud: "I am willing to make huge sacrifices to revive me"" [Info FM, Loris Arnaud : " Je suis prêt à faire d’énormes sacrifices pour me relancer "] (in French). Foot Mercato. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  26. ^ "Paris refuses to take Arnaud" [Foot - Transferts : Paris refuse de prêter Arnaud] (in French). L'Equipe. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  27. ^ "Loris Arnaud lent Clermont" [Foot - Transferts : Loris Arnaud prêté à Clermont] (in French). L'Equipe. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  28. ^ "Arnaud: "A positive loan"" [Foot - L2 - Clermont : Arnaud : "Un prêt positif"] (in French). L'Equipe. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  29. ^ "Soumah Guingamp Brest?" [Soumah de Guingamp à Brest ?] (in French). L'Equipe. 13 July 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  30. ^ "Arnaud lent to Angers" [Arnaud prêté à Angers] (in French). L'Equipe. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  31. ^ "Херо плаши Левски с нападател от ПСЖ" (in Bulgarian). blitz.bg. 28 February 2013. 
  32. ^ "Черноморец започва подготовка на 10 юни, раздели се с трима" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. Retrieved 30 May 2013. [permanent dead link]
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