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Johan Djourou Will Play For Arsenal Again This Season

Emirates favourite is optimistic about helping his side win the Premier League.

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Arsenal defender Johan Djourou reckons he could still play this season and help his team win the Premier League.

The 24-year-old dislocated his shoulder in 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester United and was expected to miss the rest of the campaign.

But results showed there were no ruptures to the tendons or fractures to the bone causing the Switzerland FA to announce he will be back in two weeks.

But Djourou was uncertain of that and visited the same specialist that looked after team-mate Theo Walcott’s shoulder injury.

The Swiss international feared the worst but the specialist has delayed a decision on surgery until next week hoping the problem could cure itself.

His absence is a major blow for manager Arsene Wenger, who has already lost defender Thomas Vermaelen until next season.

But Djourou is still convinced his side will win the the Premier League and believe if they do it, it will surpass the achievement made when Arsenal went unbeaten during the 2003-4 season.

“I was initially hopeful because they said to me that I didn’t have a rupture and nothing was broken so I was thinking: ‘Brilliant, I can get back as quickly as possible,'” he said to the Guardian.

“The thing with shoulders is that if you don’t operate and I played in a month, it could come out again. We’ll just have to see how it settles over the next few days.”

“I truly believe that we will be the champions,” he added.

“We are disappointed with our cup exits but the Premier League is still the main trophy, we are still on for it and we have to believe.

“I also think that people don’t give us the credit we deserve.

“We get a lot of stick because we haven’t won for a while and we just want to win to put an end to all that. To say, ‘That’s it, there it is’.”

“I think it would be even more special to win the Premier League this time.”

“The wait has been so long for us to win something and, also, the weight of the pressure that people have put on us has been so great. These are the two things that we need to get rid off.

“We always say we don’t care about it but of course, when people say it to you all of the time, it gets in your head at some point.

“You are always thinking about it. It might be just a relief for the club and the players to win the title.”

“We haven’t won for so long but we have got the quality and if we could get that first trophy, it could be the start of something new.”

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