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Diafra Sakho’s absence from the squad which drew with Arsenal will result in him and manager Slaven Bilic meeting ahead of the match against Manchester United.

We understand the striker reported himself injured after training on Friday after it looked likely he would not start in yesterday’s game and failed to show at the stadium for the Arsenal game.

Sakho himself has stoked up a storm of unrest before the game by posting on his personal snapchat: “When I’m hated I don’t gve a f..k. I do everything to be more hated.” 

There had been suggestions that he had been disciplined after missing out on a  a scheduled media appearance at the Lakeside shopping centre club store last week.

But we were told exclusively: “No, that was bad organisation. He had three medical tests, one after the other, with three different people.

“The results were very good and the problem he had has cured itself. The people who had booked the tests hadn’t liased with media – thus he couldn’t make it.”

Nobody has a clue as to why the Senegal striker took to snapchat with such an angry message.

We were told: “Nobody saw Sak at the stadium today and it will now be down to the manager to decide how he handles this on Monday with the Manchester United match in front of us.”

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  • Eug says:

    I hate to say this, because I have been an admirer of Sakho, but we cant have anybody rocky the boat at such a crucial time of the season. Especially with a quarter final game against Man u on Wednesday. Its been a fantastic season so far and Slaven is doing such a fantastic job. It want be fair to him or the effort that all the players have put in for one player to put that at risk. It does seem as though he is having some sort of melt down, which he should be given help. But no player should put the hard work of everyone else at risk. I’m sue Slaven will give him the help that’s needed but at the same time if he doesn’t buckle under, he will do what is nessasery. And if that means getting rid. Then so be it.

  • Lowestoft Lad says:

    Slaven is a man big on team spirit, and does not suffer prima donnas lightly. I would be very suprised if Mr Sakho is not out of the door very shortly, if even half of the stories we are hearing are true.

  • jwood362 says:

    I love Sakho but he needs to sort it out now. He may have personal issues but he is not bigger than the club and after all his on big bucks so there is no excuse!
    If you don’t like it **** off somewhere else. I think the truth is he knows his out come next season so he is just acting up. It’s a shame because he has great qualities

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