Emirates Stadium side send Swiss defender to Bundesliga side.
Johan Djourou will join side Hannover 96 on loan for the remainder of the 2012/13 season, subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
The Switzerland international has featured 144 times for Arsène Wenger’s side in all competitions since making his first-team debut in a 2-1 League Cup victory against Manchester City in October 2004.
SOURCE: Official Arsenal Website
Arsenal go on to term Johan Djourou is a ‘valuable squad player’ but haven’t deemed him worthy of a single minute of Premier League action this term so clearly the Swiss international is not all that important to Arsene Wenger’s first team set-up.
Hannover sit in mid-table and and have the second worst defensive record in the German top tier and will hope that 25 year old Swiss international Djourou can hit the ground running.
The Ivory Coast born defender, who can play at centre-back or less effectively at full-back, has been at Arsenal for almost a decade but has never been a first team regular, used most frequently as injury cover.
Djourou has amassed 144 appearances for Arsenal and may well leave the club on a permanent basis at the end of his loan spell.
With Per Mertsacker, Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen available to Wenger it seems clear that Djourou’s days at Arsenal are numbered.
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