Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v West Ham

Sunday, 09 August 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Emirates Stadium

Last Game

Arsenal 1 - 0 Wolfsburg

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 16:20

Emirates Cup

Loaned Djourou off to Germany

Arsenal and Switzerland defender Johan Djourou has agreed to join Hannover 96 on loan for the remainder of the season.

Last Updated: 07/01/13 at 12:30 Post Comment

Johan Djourou: Desperate for regular football in Germany

Johan Djourou: Desperate for regular football in Germany

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 25-year-old has featured 144 times for the Gunners in all competitions since making his first-team debut in a 2-1 League Cup win over Manchester City in October 2004.

On Arsenal's official website, it said: "Everyone at Arsenal would like to wish Johan well for his time in Germany."

In his only two senior appearances in the current campaign, Djourou has captained Arsenal to Capital One Cup victories over Coventry City and Reading.

Hannover general manager Jord Schmadtke revealed on Friday that the centre-back was so determined to find regular playing time that he was not at all concerned over the precise terms of the contract.

Djourou's move to Germany is dependent on the formality of the necessary paperwork being completed as he has already passed a medical.

"Johan Djourou is an internationally-experienced footballer who we are convinced will be able to help us out quickly," said Schmadtke.

"He fits the bill perfectly for what we were looking for because he is also eligible to play for us in the Europa League."

Coach Mirko Slomka has welcomed Djourou, saying: "After losing Felipe and Leon Andreasen to injury, we needed to act defensively.

"With his physical robustness, his tactical understanding and his high level of commitment, I am convinced we will profit from having him."

Hannover are currently 11th in the Bundesliga.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t all started going downhill when they started putting a photo of the writer along side their story. Journalists started to think that 'they' are the story, rather than what they write. Smug, self obsessed & up their own arse's. That sums up the majority of newspaper sports reporters.

cozens
Do We Need So Much Football Media?

T

he reason so much sh*t is written about football is because there are so many people who want to read sh*t about football. Now shut up, take my money, and tell me Ronaldo is going to sign for Van Haal and that Mick McCarthy is signing Peter Crouch on loan.

hump3.
Do We Need So Much Football Media?

W

enger's delaying tactics in the transfer market creates goose pimples whenever a player is linked to Arsenal. The approach in buying players need to be changed@@#

mokaya
New striker 'on Wenger's list'

Footer 365

Louis Van Gaal vows to walk away in 2017

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is determined to win the Premier League in the next two seasons but will retire in 2017 regardless.

Sergio Romero signs for Manchester United on three-year deal

Manchester United have signed Argentina international goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year contract.

Bastian Schweinsteiger fitness boost for Manchester United

Manchester United have been handed a lift on their pre-season tour with the sight of Bastian Schweinsteiger training again.

Mail Box

Only Arsenal Fans Care About Friendlies

We are not entirely surprised after Arsenal fans leapt to the defence of friendlies. We also have mails on Louis van Gaal, Liverpool and more mundane tales...

Friendlies: Still Completely Meaningless

There is sharp message for anyone thinking about getting excited about friendlies, plus worries about Wayne Rooney. Every one of you has met a bloody footballer...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company