Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Report: Djourou clause triggers Hamburg deal

According to a report in the Hamburger Morgenpost, Johan Djourou will make his loan spell at HSV Hamburg permanent this summer after his 20th appearance of the season for the Bundesliga outfit triggered a buyout clause in his contract.

The Swiss centre-back reached the milestone in last weekend’s defeat to Borussia Moenchengladbach and is now set to be offered a two-year extension keeping him under contract at the Imtech Arena until 2016.

It is believed that Arsenal will earn €2.5 million from the deal with speculation suggesting weathered, loudmouth gameshow host Davina McCall could replace the Swiss as the face of Arsenal Player.

Hamburg and Arsenal club have yet to confirm the deal. A spokesman for Davina McCall refused to comment.


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Seems like a slow news week, not sure if that’s good or bad.


When he quits his football one day I would love to see him back on Arsenal TV! 🙂

Türkiş Gooner

yessss top of the league….. 🙁


Diaby alone must count for at least 200 of those points

Rocky Rocastle

Players are awarded 1 point for each week they are out with injury, so i Guess Diaby contribute around 30 of those Points. 🙂

Can Davina play striker? In all seriousness good to Johan in Das Bundesliga


The best of the article is the last line 🙂


* The best part of this article is the last line

dink arnold

The best part of your comment is the *




Mmmmmm hamburger


Shame, he was a good back up CB that needed games to stay sharp (which he wouldn’t have got if he stayed with us). All the best Johan. Hopefully we’ll get a replacement ASAP as there is a chance Verm is also off in the summer (due to lack of games).


Good ridance

Az Ahmed

Ah, that’s the dance I did at my wedding


Djourou… what can I say? Hamburg is on its way to relegation and he made many errors this season… better for us to get him out. He looks like a nice bloke but he wouldn’t help us very much. Think it was a smart deal of Arsenal btw… the clause I mean. 🙂


Kinda sad to see him go, didn’t think he deserved all the stick he got from both arsenal and the other fans. I remember remarking in the 2010/11 season I think, the one where Jens made his comeback, that he hadn’t put a foot wrong all season, which happened to be generally accepted at the time. Just sad to see it go all downhill from that. Good luck Johan, all the best. :’)


Gonna miss the big fella 🙁


With exception of 2006, 3 knock-out round wins in the Champions League in 17yrs years at a “big club??”

Why should there be something wrong with wanting some thing different??


What the utter fuck are you talking about?


Well put Smudger. I would have loved to have been first to give Blood a taste of my tongue.


Was never going to be a first choice CB, but with TV5 probably going in the summer we need some backup for Mertacielny


Just heard on talk shite that we are getting Younis Kaboul on a free next season. Rather keep TV5 but it seems we are getting cover sorted.


I’d rather start Park Chu Young at CB.

Momo (@MuhamLAD)

Who is going to rally the troops from our website now?!

Türkiş Gooner

Seriously though, I dont know why but everytime there is a post, all I wanna read is either about our injured players coming backs or a big name striker linked with us…Weekend cant come soon enough, I hate these Arsenal-less days!

Nigerian Goon

I wish him well.


Could have been a decent back up. But he needs playing time to keep his national place. Hope he does well wherever he chooses to play.


I’ve never liked Davina McCall ever since she appeared on The Big Fat Quiz of the Year and annoyed me for a long period of time there.

'desi'gner gooner

One of the major reasons Arsenal are doing this deal is to save the identity crisis that would result if Djourou and Giroud played in the same squad…!!

Podolski's left foot

How good would that be? Djourou lays it down for Giroud… The commentators would have a field day!


Not very good to be honest

Wolf Gang

This man is a legend. Why? When we turned 0-4 to 7-5 against Reading a couple of seasons ago, Johan Djourou was captain. Coincidence? I think not

Black Hei

You will make one hell of a player agent


Didnt he score a hat trick for us against leyton orient? Good luck to him anyway

Willy young

Good start only the following to go

Flappy ( miss him good back up )
Jenkinson ( loan )
One of the many young keepers

Lots to replace and liberates loads of wages. Our youths have been awful this year result wise


What the fuck? I genuinely think you just named every single youth player who’s name you’ve heard. Why don’t you throw Zelalem onto the list too while you’re at it you mupper

dink arnold

I feel as a 4th choice centre back Djourou was a great option; since loaning him out we don’t even have a 4th choice cb and are a half injury away from playing Bellerin.

All season long people have been worried about our lack of backup in that position yet most people seem perfectly fine with this situation and even with the idea of shipping our captain off this summer. I get kinda confused with the lack of giving a fuck in this area of the squad.


When he had regular play he was more than sufficient. It became bad when he was only used sporadically. Much like just about any player. All the best to you, Johan.


He did look the business in 10-11, but I think he suffered the most during the “Great Fullback Injury Crisis” in 2011-2012. In that time, we had to play JD20 at RB, and TV5 or IM49 at LB, while Gibbs, Santos, Jenkinson, and Sagna were out. Plus we sold the clowns (Eboue/Traore). If you have never played fullback, and were a bit of a big lad, fullback was not your position. I will always remember however the Carling Cup game against Reading. When Giroud scored, the camera unexpectedly cut to Djourou walking back to his position, hastely going to Giroud.… Read more »

i want to boff bendtner and I'm not even gay

Another good young player ruined my wenger

i Gooner

rather them than us sorry but he was never going to be more than back up


Looks like it’s confirmed, he’s staying at Hamburg:


Unsurprising really, all the best to him. A real Arsenal guy though, it’s a shame it didn’t work out here. I really believe he’d be happy to sit on the bench for us if his NT spot wasn’t at stake and that shows great loyalty. I’m surprised how happy Arsenal fans are to see the back of him to be honest. Fact is that he’s only leaving because he’s too good to be fourth choice – given the choice I’d keep him around next season. Let’s remember how good he was the last time he played in his favoured position… Read more »

Ernest Zim

Myb wenger will upgrade the backup options

Rocky Rocastle

He has been doing really well at Hamburg. However they are in a relegation Battle, so hope for his sake they make it. But player rating wise, he has been their 3rd best player this season.

But i dont think he ever was gonna make the first XI at Arsenal, But i wish him the best of luck with the rest of his career.

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