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.