Djourou out for 6 MONTHS!http://goonertalk.com/2009/09/05/djouro ... -6-months/
Arsenal defender Johan Djourou will be missing for six months, L’Équipe has revealed. The 22-year-old Swiss international was expected to return later to the squad later month, but Djourou has been forced to get his troublesome knee cartilage problem operated on which means he will be on the sidelines for six months. Although Djourou’s injury is a massive blow to Arsenal, they can count themselves lucky as his fellow compatriot Philippe Senderos is still available as back-up at centre-half. Senderos was close to leaving the club this season, though it looks like he will be needed now, along with former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre.Arsenal’s centre-back options:
Alex Song, Mikael Silvestre, Philippe Senderos, William Gallas, Thomas Vermaelen, Kyle Bartley, Gavin Hoyte.Well nothing confirmed on the official site yet, terrible news if true. He's now firmly third choice and it would leave us only Silvestre (cringe at the thought) or Senderos who doesn't really want to be at the club, understandably given his position in the pecking order. I don't count Song he's our only defensive midfielder. We could be stuffed if we were to lose either of the main pair.