Youngster set for long lay-off, joins Nasri and others on the treatment table.
Arsène Wenger has confirmed that Johan Djourou will miss “six to eight months” after undergoing surgery on his knee.
The centre half suffered swelling to the knee in training for Switzerland’s game with Italy at the start of the season. He has since been under the surgeon’s knife.
Speaking exclusively to Arsenal TV Online on Thursday afternoon, Wenger revealed the length of his recuperation.
“Johan is six to eight months,” he said. “He had big surgery, and it is a big blow for him and the Club. He will have to be patient this season.” (Official Arsenal Site)
This is a real shame for the youngster who does have the ability to form a meaningful Arsenal career but would have been very good centre back cover for the short term. Thankfully we didn’t offload Senderos so we have a decent smattering of players to step in for our top pairing of Gallas and Vermaelen.