Amongst the recent articles about “deadwood” at Arsenal, people seem to have forgotten about Johan Djourou who spent the last half of this past season on loan in Germany at Hannover where he impressed with good performances.
He may not have been mentioned because he just might still have a future at Arsenal. He has never managed to nail down a full time place in the Arsenal squad and he has mainly been used as cover at centre back and right back for the club.
Whether the Arsenal fans want him to stay or not, there is the matter of Hamburg wanting to take him on loan for next season. People who want him to stay will not want Hamburg sniffing around and people who want him to go will probably not want them sniffing around either, unless they are prepared to make us an offer
That may not seem to make sense but if they only take him on loan, the club will have another failure to sell problem which has dragged on with players like Nicklas Bendtner. Why nobody wants to make a proper offer for any of Arsenal’s players is a mystery but Arsenal can’t give in to this again or the club will never be able to sell a player.
Hamburg are keen on taking Djourou because as I said he has played well in Germany this year and is thought of quite highly over there now. Arsene Wenger may be able to negotiate a future transfer fee but there is always the possibility of that never happening if you include a clause like that.
Djourou has been in the Arsenal squad since he was very young but has never been an integral player. He made his debut in 2004 when he was just 17 but didn’t get real game time until he reached 19 and 20. He has 40 caps for Switzerland and is an important player for the national side.
Should Arsenal risk letting another player out on loan or even look to keep him?
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