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Djourou Moves Up The Pecking Order

Djourou Moves Up The Pecking Order

Over the past couple of weeks, Arsene Wenger has been having a major shake up as far as shirt numbers are concerned, with Johan Djourou the latest to get a new shirt.

But what's all the fuss I hear you cry?

Well with the younger players, it's a statement of intent. Big Phil Senderos, recently issued the number 6 shirt is now obviously Kolo Toure's first choice partner, Fabregas also now one of the first names on the team sheet with his spanking new number 4 and Djourou has just practically been told he's going to get much more action this coming season.

Upon the capture of Djourou, Wenger said.........

'We have also signed johan djourou... but forget that name i just told you for now!'

As if almost trying to hide him from the public eye. But now it appears his time will come. Having performed admirably when needed last season & good solid performance for his country, Johan will be called into action many times in a season that could bring us 50 games +.

I'm sure he is more than capable.

Djourou will now wear the number 20 shirt.

PS. Thanks to 'Theking13' for refreshing my memory

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday July 13 2006
Time: 7:40PM


it is about time that this guy gets all of the lime light that he deservs, he is a brilliant player and deserves to play week in week out, with the team that we have now i belive we can mount a serious title challange
13/07/2006 21:04:00
I think Djourou is actually going to be better than Senderos if he continues to develop the way he is. It's also reassuring to know he can play central midfield too if needed.
13/07/2006 22:18:00
so wot number is he now?
13/07/2006 22:33:00
ye what number is he now im a little confused and i do actually think djourou can be better than senderos. hes still young aswell and big and strong. could this mean we are not looking to buy a centre back !
13/07/2006 23:22:00
Opps, I appear to have dropped a bollock here. I'll sort it....two minutes!!!
13/07/2006 23:36:00
Boss Venga gave him all the old jerseys and told him to make his whitewalls and hubcaps gleam. His number's up.
13/07/2006 23:52:00
please i know that we r the best fans in the world but i need some one to tell me that KOLO ,PHIL will be strong enouph for us to win anything next season i have big doughts please assure me LOOL
i will assure you of one thing and that is if we can transfer our champions league defence to the league then we have nothing to worry about. our defence handled the top european sides even at 10 men. senderos has alot to learn but you have to give him credit. i do think though that arsene will bring a defender in so dont worry. and we also have young promising defenders coming through the ranks
14/07/2006 02:21:00
no problem :)... just looking forward to more defensive solidity next season! and another addition would be nice... O'Ceariul may not cut it...
14/07/2006 15:03:00
theking13 - you never know. Eboue wasn't exactly my idea of a great signing; look how he's turned out. I'd never even heard of Senderos, or Toure (or Djourou); look how they've turned out!!
Melksham Gooner
14/07/2006 23:07:00
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