Johan Djourou’s agent has been touting his player around in the press, suggesting he could quite easily play in Italy or Spain next season. He’s also gone as far as to suggest that a few meetings with Serie A sides are lined up.
Special Agent Flavio Ferraria told Radio Crc:
Can Djourou join Napoli? It’s certainly possible, especially as we will be in Italy next week for a series of appointments, at the moment Napoli are not on the list of appointments, but everything is possible. If the lad leaves the Premier League, then he will play in Italy or Spain.
I saw my client the other day and he was enthusiastic about both Napoli and Italy in general. So far we have received an offer worth €10m, but it is up for negotiation.
The lad wants to play for one of the top five Italian clubs.
I really like Johan Djourou, he always talks well about our club, he never moans when he’s on the bench or about his fellow team-mates, in fact it seems that he really loves his current club, but that club isn’t playing him enough and as we have said before, we know why.
Also, we all know that a player with his enthusiasm and commitment deserves to be playing, for himself, his club and his country.
Should this rumour turn out to be true and Johan ends up leaving us this summer, how can any one Arsenal fan do anything other than wish him all the very best?
If our Swiss International defender had just an extra 10% footballing ability and a little more pace, he’d be one of the first on our team sheet.
Ten years he has been with us, if he goes, I am sure many fans will be sad, but will also understand why he needs to leave…..
Wojciech Szczesny featured in the opening fixture of Euro 2012 last night and didn’t we see the worst of him?
A rash charge out of goal gifted Greece their equaliser and his sending off could easily have cost his country dearly when he fouled the oncoming Salpingidis who was quite likely to score had he not been brought down. Szczesny got his marching orders and he must have been thrilled to see his replacement Przemyslaw Tyton save the resulting penalty.
That very well could be the last involvement in this competition for our young Pole.
Yes the Polish defence was about as disorganised as ours has sometimes been in the past but Szczesny could have done a lot better for the Greek goal and he could certainly have avoided getting sent off.
In time, Szczesny will no doubt be a world-class goal keeper but right now, Arsenal need an older, more mature and maybe even more capable man, pushing Szczesny for his place between the sticks…..
There are reports out this morning that Sagna may not be fit in time for the start of the new season, mid to late September is more likely.
The same paper reports that Arsenal will sell Robin, IF he forces their hand when he returns from the Euros but his father Bob, has ruled him out of moving to another English side and says he won’t be going to Barcelona either.
Doesn’t leave many clubs does it.
Oh, and for those hoping we sign up Crewe youngster Nick Powell, too late, it seems his club and Manchester United have finally reached an agreement.
Today it’s Holland V’s Denmark, followed by Germany V’s Portugal – time to see how the new boy looks…
That’s it for today, have a good one….