Johan Danon Djourou-Gbadjere more commonly known as Johan Djourou, is a Swiss international footballer who is currently on loan at German Bundesliga side Hannover 96 from English Premier League club Arsenal. He enrolled at the Payerne Training Center when he was 13 and then in 2002 joined local second division side Étoile Carouge as a midfielder at 15. A few months later he signed scholarship forms for the Arsenal Academy. He joined Arsenal in 2003 and was member of the Swiss under-19 squad that reached the semi-finals of the 2004 European Championships. Djourou made his first senior start for Arsenal in a 3–1 victory against Everton in the League Cup, having made his first appearance after 89 minutes of the corresponding match in the previous round against Manchester City on 27 October 2004. He played in Arsenal's 2007 pre-season Emirates Cup win, against both Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. On 10 August 2007 he signed for Birmingham City on loan for a five-month period. In September 2008, Djourou signed a new long-term contract. In February 2012, Djourou signed a three-year contract extension until summer 2015 with Arsenal. During the 2011–12 season, he started 19 times for Arsenal and made 8 substitute appearances. On 3 January 2013 Djourou confirmed that he is set to move to Bundesliga side Hannover on a six month loan deal until the end of the season. He made his senior Switzerland international debut against Scotland on 1 March 2006. Djourou was called up to the Switzerland 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, despite not playing in the qualifiers.
Tactical Analysis: Where did it all go wrong for Arsenal?
The article is to show where Arsneal lacks at present and what Arsene Wenger shall do to bring the best out of the players and get the fans back in his own side. Arsenal have boosted their squad by adding Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez but still are not at the right end of the table and I suppose these are the reasons for their failure. Arsene needs to work his magic and make Arsenal a force to reckon in both Barclays Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.
Johan Djourou: Much-maligned Swiss International departs to Germany
It’s 27th October 2004. A young defender with Djourou on the back of his shirt comes on to the Highbury pitch. Questions are asked: Who? How do I pronounce that? Nationality? Where’s he from? The Swiss player puts in a solid defensive performance. On 14th January 2006, over a year … Continue reading →