In a move that will shock nobody, Johan Djourou has joined Hamburg on a full transfer.
He moved there on loan last season and back in April there was confusion when it was reported that he’d reached an appearance clause to make his move permanent. However, he remained a fixture on the Arsenal website as well as having a profile on theirs.
The explanation was that the intricacies and paperwork of the deal had not been completed by the Bundesliga club, but it seems that they’ve finally got that sorted and got their man.
Djourou joined Arsenal as a teenager and was so highly rated by Arsene Wenger he refused to name him in interviews lest he draw too much spotlight and expectation on him.
Having broken through into the team it looked for a time like he was going to be a big player for us, but a loss of confidence and form saw him loaned out to Hannover 96 and subsequently to Hamburg.
For some reason he doesn’t appear on the Arsenal Player Database on the official site so we can’t give you his official appearance figures, but good luck to him in the Bundesliga.