Date: 4th March 2015 at 6:23pm
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Jeremie Aliadiere was a graduate of the highly rated Clairefontaine academy and signed for Arsenal aged just 16 back in 2001. He played for Arsenal until 2007, but in that time he was sent out on loan to clubs such as Celtic, West Ham United and Wolves. In total he made 51 appearances for the Gunner’s scoring nine goals, however, the striker’s chances were somewhat limited due to injuries.

In his time at Arsenal he was mostly used as a squad player, predominantly playing in the League Cup. In his final season for Arsenal in the 2006-2007 campaign, he had moments where he showed glimpses of his talent and potential. His last appearance for the club was on the final day of the 2006-07 season against Portsmouth.

After leaving the club in 2007, he joined Middlesbrough for an initial fee of £2million. He made 76 appearances scoring 11 goals. In 2011, he left this club for Ligue 1 outfit FC Lorient. At FC Lorient he scored 25 times in 76 appearances.

Since the summer of 2014, Aliadiere has been playing for the Qatari side Umm Salal. In 15 appearances he has scored three goals.

The statistics from all of these respective clubs show he was a talented player, as his goal to game ratio was decent. But, some could argue he did not fulfill his potential. With him being a graduate from such a respected academy as Clairefontaine who produced high calibre players including Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka, there was a big expectation on Jeremie Aliadiere to become a great player for club and country, but that did not happen.

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