Djourou wants to remain a Gunner

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has insisted that he remains “committed” to the Gunners, despite speculation linking him with a move away from the club

The 25-year-old’s agent Flavio Ferraria has been quoted as saying that the defender is closing in on a switch to Napoli. However, Djourou has claimed that this is far from the case. 

“I just wanted to deny all what have been said in the press about my transfer,” Djourou wrote on Twitter.

“It isn’t true at all. I have been at Arsenal since 10 years now and I m always committed to this club.” 

Djourou struggled to maintain a spot in Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up during the Gunners’ season, which has since prompted talk of a possible departure for the defender.

The signing of Germany international giant Per Mertesacker from Weder Bremen last summer, and the unlikely yet potential move for Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen seems enough proof to suggest that Wenger doesn’t have a whole lot of trust in Djourou.

He was mainly seen as backup to Arsenal’s starting defence last season, although had an extended run in the side the year before due to long-term injury to Thomas Vermaelen and the shocking form of former Sevilla flop Sebastien Squillaci.

The Swiss defender is currently the longest-serving player for the club and having been a Gunner for the best part of 10 years.

There were reports of Arsenal receiving an offer in the region of £8m from an unnamed club that, for a player of Djourou’s standard, you couldn’t blame Wenger for cashing in on him.

Matt Cotton


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