Hamburg win race for Arsenal centre-back – Good luck Johan!

Johan Djourou is set to complete his move away from Arsenal in the coming days having passed a medical with German Bundesliga side Hamburger SV. The Swiss international also spent last year in Germany with rivals Hannover 96, who were also in for his signature this summer, however Hamburg have beaten them to the 26 year old.

It has been reported in the last few days that Arsenal had agreed deals with both mentioned German clubs and it was up to Djourou to choose the offer he wanted, with Arsenal no longer willing to step in his way. And the final result is that he agreed a 1 year loan deal with Hamburg for the 2013/14 Bundesliga, with the option to buy at the end of the season for a speculated £3 million.

Arsenal to consider new option for Djourou

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.

Arsenal have agreed fee – Will Bendtner agree to go?

Get ready to be happy Arsenal fans. Although I will not actually believe it is really true until it is finally all done and dusted, it looks like the Gunners will finally get rid of the blank firing, self publicist that is Nicklas Bendtner.

Maybe the not so great Dane has finally realised that the biggest clubs in the world are not desperate to sign him after all, or maybe he finally feels a bit guilty about trousering over £50,000 a week from Arsenal only to run us down any chance he gets, although I doubt it.

Should Arsenal let Rosicky move to Hamburg?

It has emerged in the German media that Hamburg are going to make a move for Arsenal’s Tomas Rosicky to fill out the central midfield and pair him with the former Tottenham man Rafael Van Der Vaart. Rosicky is still thought of highly in Germany because of his time at Borussia Dortmund where he became one of the most exciting attacking midfielders in the world.

As Arsenal fans will know, he has had his injury problems in the last few seasons and has had his appearances restricted because of this and competition, but Arsene Wenger has maintained that Rosicky is a senior member of the team who would be irreplaceable.