Djourou: we must get a handle on European sovereign-debt crisis

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Bored of talking about Arsenal’s defensive failings, Johan Djourou has turned his attention to issues of more global importance by calling on European leaders to get a grip on the debt crisis which has enveloped the continent.

Ignoring the opportunity to focus on last night’s 2-1 defeat to Wigan, the Swiss, who has for the last two years been the Gunners’ self-appointed spokesman on all socio-economic matters, told the club’s official website, “The grim fact is that much of Europe is paying the price for over-reaching during the economic boom.

“If you look at what has been happening in Greece and Ireland, for example, we see entire economies now being dictated to by the IMF. The societal implications of this are obvious, the lack of independence emasculates the people of these nations and with Spain, Portugal and Italy also in dire straits it’s a real challenge for us.

“As long as we have a situation where major nations in Europe are unable re-finance their government debt without the assistance of third parties then I believe we must give 100% in our next game.

“Austerity measures are going to hurt our fans, many of whom have found their disposable income restricted because of reckless lending and corrupt banking practices, but we can’t rely on other results. We have to respond and show our character and mental strength.”

And Djourou sounded a warning to the ECB, saying, “We know this season hasn’t gone as well as it should have but there’s no point looking back. Only forward. And we have shown in the past that we can bounce back from a poor display so we’ll be doing everything we can to move the European economy back into a place from where jobs can be created and social harmony will flourish.”

It remains to be seen if Djourou’s words will make any difference to faceless bondholders but reports he’s held preliminary talks with Mario Draghi ahead of a move this summer gain more weight by the day.

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Eric Irish gunner
Eric Irish gunner

Spend a bit more time on the training ground mate

It is what it is
It is what it is

Wow. You read the article, and that’s what pops to mind.

goonero
goonero

the article i OBVIOUSLY taking the piss mate…even if you didnt figure that out just by the headline, the whole Djourou: Senderos benderos splenderos menderos thing should have made it clear…

Eric Irish gunner
Eric Irish gunner

I know it was taking the piss mate it’s just my opinion on him

NnamdiNwaevo
NnamdiNwaevo

WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

H.P. Arsecraft
H.P. Arsecraft

A career change on the cards for Djourou? He would be better suited as a economics analyst than a cntre half.

Nick
Nick

Maybe Arsene is grooming DJ….. sounds a lot like Arsene talking there.

Jake
Jake

Wonderful to see a footballer who isn’t merely living in a little protected bubble of wealth and fame.

Ebouefan
Ebouefan

Wait.What did I just read?

Jake
Jake

No seriously, this is actually an intelligent statement which has made him rise in my estimations hugely. He always seemed a bit simple to me but clearly I was wrong.

Hurley
Hurley

This cheered me up after the pile of wank that was yesterday’s game!

Ebouefan
Ebouefan

He needs to stay for the next decade.He is simply irreplaceable at Arsenal…..

….TV.

Anon
Anon

Not everyday we get to hear a football player, much less Djourou, talking about things related to the eurozone crisis. I for one am getting a hard-on about this.

To be honest, having watched him on Arsenal Player a few times, I’m surprised his English vocabulary is expansive enough to encapsulate words like “societal implications”…

Also, sick of haters, shut the fuck up please? I’m surprised a player can’t express his opinions anymore without getting told to go back to training, as if all he does is train for football, sleep and play matches.

Eric Irish gunner
Eric Irish gunner

Are the paying fan not aloud their fucking opinion and that dos’ent make us haters either, he gets a two year extension while proberly having his worse year with us and my opinion is he should be doing fucking better so carry on enjoying your hard-on

Ajax
Ajax

You operate under the false assumption that there are tons of fourth choice center backs with Djourou’s ability just hanging around in the game.

Get a fucking grip.

Folsom Cell 33
Folsom Cell 33

Wenger is an economist so this explains why he keeps Djourou around the club – so he has someone to have money banter with at training.

Anon
Anon

“So Djourou, have you come with an answer from yesterday’s question?”
“Oh no Arsene, I’m still struggling to come up with a great solution.”
“I believe the ECB lacks fiscal authority…”
“Yes, Arsene that’s clear as day, it’s like saying everyone has the prettiest wife at home.”
“What?”
“Hey so will all this economics thing help me get a starting berth soon?”

Russ
Russ

Brilliant!

Taking The Mik
Taking The Mik

I hope for a thorough report on this situation on the next Arsenal Insider. “Hello guys! It’s me again!” *beaming smile*

Anon
Anon

That is a magazine I would heartily buy.

Nero
Nero

I don’t see how abyone can argue with Djourous assessment. The only thing that surprises me is that it has taken so long for one of our players to acknowledge the current financial crisis in Europe and come out and make a stand over this. Football is only a game and players have a morale obligation to take a greater part in society. I’m looking forward to seeing Theo’s views on the subject of how we should deal with the nuclear threat posed by North Korea and Iran.

Cromulus
Cromulus

That’s rich coming from a guy named Nero. I keed, I keed!

come on guys
come on guys

hahaha, brilliant.

Ron burgundy
Ron burgundy

“The grim fact is that much of North London is paying inflated ticket prices for mediocre footballers during the economic boom.”

Eric Irish gunner
Eric Irish gunner

Spot on

matty
matty

He is so Swiss

Jazzon
Jazzon

shut da fuk up djorou an lern how 2 play b4 u talk about such matters. if u wnt to chat dis shit go fkn work for finacial times mate

Peter
Peter

You need to turn on (1) your spell-checker and (2) your irony detection meter.

Anon
Anon

Hey m8,, thx 4 ur gr8 cmnt, rly useful tht it takes 1min 2 gt wht ur saying…

Camilla
Camilla

shut da fuk up jazzon and lern how 2 communicate b4 u talk such matters. if u wnt to char using dis shit spelling fo fkn work for… anywhere, that’ll take you mate

Tom
Tom

He even got a line in about “mental strength”. A true Wenger graduate.

Nick
Nick

Next thing you know he’ll say that achieving fiscal responsibility is like a new signing!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Fiscal Policy is an Irish holding midfielder aged 16 who has a Rolls Royce Merlin of an engine with power and speed the likes of which Theo Walcott would kill for, and who can place the ball on a sixpence at 80 yards with either foot.

Arsene Wenger has been following his career for 11 years and will sign him in June with an eye to sending him to the Olympics as Arsenal’s representative player. After showing Stuart Pearce a video of his dazzling skills on youtube Arsene has been promised that he will play in all of the Team GB matches, alongside David Beckham, who is eager to learn new skills from the young chap.

When asked whether Fiscal would be given first team games next season, Arsene replied “Yes, he must play at least 15 games as he is keen to try in all positions on the field so as to learn as much as possible of each of our player’s strengths, and to be of greater value to us for his 20 pounds a week wage. Pole in the Goal Chesney said “I have no problem playing half a game at centre forward to give the lad a chance to show off his considerable keeping skills, but in the long term I am sure he will make all of the outfield positions his own”.

Fiscal Policy has given his first public interview, during which he said that he felt playing for 20 pounds a week, with a 20 pound bonus for each competition we win was a reasonable amount to earn in these times of financial uncertainty. We hear that Djourou has been so moved by this attitude that he has decided to reduce his wages to the same level, and has offered to share a room with the young lad so that they will get more time to discuss how they might secure Arsenal’s financial future.’

Abhijith
Abhijith

This is some sort of joke right?

MY
MY

I really hope so

Tom
Tom

Of course it is!

Ebouefan
Ebouefan

And guys don’t forget to check this at the bottom of your screens here……..my penis.

Anon
Anon

On a more serious note, his viewpoint as to why Arsenal must give 100% in their games is so unique it’s just funny, but also correct.

Though it’s still correct even years back when average spending of a fan at a football match was nearly half of what it is now.

Nero
Nero

Ron Burgundy, this is exactly the point that Djouro is trying to make. You’d thought that the players didn’t have a clue about the financial issues facing the ordinary fan while the players rake in pay that makes even bankers weep. But you are wrong, they understand only too well the problems we face. And I for one just get a warm fuzzy feeling seeing how in tune they are.

Ron burgundy
Ron burgundy

Really Nero?!? JET driving around in a Bentley at 18, having never played a first team game.

Abs
Abs

What did i just read?? useless.

Anon
Anon

As if reading “We’ve got mental strength!!” news articles are any different.

argonaut
argonaut

Time to dump the Euro and introduce the Eboué.

Nero
Nero

Arseblog, methinks that you’ve gone too far this time. There are some amongst us who do not fully understand the points that Djourou is making. There is smoke issuing from some peoples ears! No doubt someone is even now typing that Ramsey is to blame for the Euro crisis, and I couldn’t agree more!

Anon
Anon

Let’s say the 110bn euros bailout issued on May 2nd was the ‘start’ of the crisis (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8656649.stm).

On Wikipedia it says “On 1 May Ramsey scored his first goal of the season against Manchester United, winning the Man of the Match award. The midfielder ended the season with seven league appearances.”

Is this true? Nero you might actually be right. Other times when Ramsey scored, Bin Laden died for example.

Andrew Allen
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Satire
noun
1.
the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
2.
a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.
3.
a literary genre comprising such compositions.

Origin:
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Nero
Nero

So you are saying that Djourou ‘didn’t say those things they said he did’? Gutted. I thought we’d turned the corner. Does that mean that Theo won’t be giving his views on nuclear proliferation? Double gutted.

Runcorn Gooner
Runcorn Gooner

Any views TW expresses about anything non football related will be nearer the
mark than his football comments .I would like to know. If he doubles as the Invisible Man every few games? By rights he should have a blinder against Chelski

Nick
Nick

Hey guys, it’s me again. Now to answer your questions I think that the Eurozone needs to show more fiscal responsibility and not allow greed and corruption to rule. If we all do our part and make sure… show more mental strength in tough times we can bounce back and be stronger for it. Football is a metaphor for life you guys. (insert cliche’s). So, until next time guys!

Nero
Nero

Going back to Anon @ 2.20, that would explain Ramsey’s dip in form. I’d thought that it was down to being overplayed at the start of the season, coming off the back of a year out injured. But if he’s responsible for the entire Eurozone fiscal crisis then it’s no wonder that he’s struggling to focus.

arseblog
Admin

Yes, it is believed that up to 40% of the unsecured debt in Irish banks is held by a corporation owned by Aaron Ramsey

Nick
Nick

Chuck Norris only sleeps when Aaron Ramsey is on the pitch, it’s the only time he feels safe!

Kharadonha

Hey gooners, it’s funny to read such comments but at the same time they make sense. instead of this idiot go on about financial issues why can’t he go back to basics about how to defend? I watched him last nite and I don’t want to lie we are not going anywhere with him at the back. his confidence is poor on the pitch but not on social networks.

I for one I’d like to see Arsenal players stop using social networks trying to convince fans like me that things will be better next season. Djourou please boy stop discussing things that you do not qualify to discuss coz u are wasting your time and our mone paying for internet and DSTV’s to watch Arsenal play.

Old man grape

people with phones smarter than themselves, hand them in to your local depo and learn a bit about creative writing.

Nero
Nero

B*stard! Loaning him out as some have suggested would just make matters worse then. Irresponsible lending is what got us here in the first place.

Nero
Nero

Kharadonha. Oh dear…..

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

But on the bright side, he did make a friend…. or has two phones smarter than himself.

Come On Now
Come On Now

RE: Comments

*WOOSH*

Mick
Mick

The point is, I doubt anyone gives a flying about his views on to any euro crisis. That isn’t why he’s in the public eye and not what he’s paid for. Watching him ‘defend’ for my beloved arsenal makes me do a sick in my mouth. We SHOULD be telling him to shut up and get training because he doesn’t seem to think there’s a problem. He should have left with Sendoros.

Highberry
Highberry

I think the point is he didn’t actually say any of this…..

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Who on earth could be so determined to HATE Djourou for saying these things that he didn’t say that they would give you a thumb down for saying it.

Old man grape

time to give back your phone.

AL
AL

Yet more pablum meant to keep the markets calm.

Djourou should stick to red carpet fashion. And listing all the words that rhyme with Senderos, his true area of expertise.

progman07
progman07

:D:D:D Nice one, Arseblog, I mean Djourou!

11friendsyouhavetobe
11friendsyouhavetobe

The obvious lack of sense for sarcasm of some of the writers here makes me smile. But, although this is just bullshitting around, I don’t like most of the comments.

In my point of view, Djourou get’s way to much bashing of Arsenal supporters. He is one of our most loyal players, who had some decent seasons (or part of seasons). People forget that always coming on as a sub is not the easiest thing in the world. Especially not in a league and a club with such a high level of pressure. This season for example, Djorou had some great performances, though he had to play out of position for most of the matches.

Even if he’ll never be one of our most skilled centerbacks, he at least shows the determination on and off the pitch. And for me, that’s the most important thing of all. Ask $amir about it..

feygooner
feygooner

Since most people don’t seem to have understood:

Djourou did not say this. This is Arseblogger trolling you. Successfully.

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson

I was on a legends tour of the emirates and the ex-player (he begged us to keep this a secret) said that JD’s views on the contagion affecting the bond markets were largely influenced by his commodity holdings in Australia and the far east. Djourou is big on mining and minerals stocks, it seems.

More interestingly it seems that Wilshere’s absence for the entire season has nothing at all to do with the “injury” to his foot, but over a serious disagreement with Wenger on the legitimacy of securitisation as a fundraising mechanism. Just as the argument was fading (around January when Jack was “maybe two weeks off”) it flared as Rangers went into administration and their deal with Ticketus became public – a deal that Jack said proved securitisation wasn’t viable. Wenger was livid and told him he’d not play at all this season.

That’s what the Romford Pele told us, anyhow. Oh shit, sorry Ray

anon a mous
anon a mous

This is by far the best comment. Others have been very good and a few have even been great but this is the clear winner for me. Head and shoulders above the rest. Well done to you, I’d buy you a beer if I could.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Are you Djourou in disguise?

Nik
Nik

Blogs, you just did this to wind people up and now you’re going to permanently ban the people who took you seriously, right?

nujt
nujt

This will weed out the ‘fans’. Well played.

arseblog
Admin

Not trolling – just taking the mick out of the fact that every time we have a bad result they wheel out poor Johan to give it the ‘We’ll bounce back’ stuff.

Trolling is for cunts.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

He’s a true Arsenal hero. Every time he gets wheeled out half of the nutter Gooners focus their anger on him rather than the team or Arsene Wenger. He takes a lot of flak for the team.

Camilla
Camilla

Heh. I hadn’t even noticed the ‘Related Articles’ the first time I read it. Very well done, I’m still not sure if I’m amused or a little depressed at the number of people that took this seriously…

Old man grape

such a shame DJ isn’t interested in the top job at the IMF. he could rule the European union with an iron fist.

Collins

I was actually hoping JD had said this!

Mooro
Mooro

Cracking article and thread.

The first time JD has talked Cents in my opinion.

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson

JD might have spouted some sterling nonsense in the past but to be franc, i think euro ver the top with that comment

arseblog
Admin

He had to take a punt with it though

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson

well i suppose he’s got a yen for it, hasn’t he? let’s hope his thoughts don’t land him in t…rouble, through. Deary me this is getting a bit much, so that’s your zloty.

Voldermort
Voldermort

God help us, can’t believe some of what I’ve read.

Fatcunt
Fatcunt

‘Laid’ is what people in here so dearly need. Arseblog should clearly go first.

Tommy Bread

Best. Post. Ever.

Wengerism
Wengerism

He is more consistency on Arsenal TV than on the pitch. Shit..!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla
Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Hint: This is a fun article. Try to get with the program. Save your hate for Djourou for a day when he actually does something evil, such as stamping on a squirrel or strangling kittens while waiting to come on as a sub.

It's A Hanmer Blow
It's A Hanmer Blow

I’m a big fan of JD but does anyone know when Kos is back? He’s been our most consistent performer for me this season.

Mooro
Mooro

Saturday for the Chavs.