I feel for Johan Djourou because even if he has a blinder in the games that William Gallas is injured he will be outed from the team as soon as our skipper is fit again.
When he began the season in the side he looked very comfortable alongside William Gallas and deserved an extended run in the line-up. Instead as soon as Kolo Toure was fit he was replaced and the shaky partnership of Gallas-Toure was restored.
I, along with many other Gooners have called for him to be given a chance to prove himself because without doubt he has the ability and he could be the perfect partner to either Gallas or Toure. I'd prefer Gallas and Djourou personally.
Our defensive problems continue with Sagna also being ruled out and I should imagine that Le Boss will start with Kolo at right back and a pairing of Silvestre and Djourou at the heart of the defence.
I've no doubt in my mind that Djourou will step up to the task but I also have no doubt in my mind that once Gallas is fit Johan will find himself back on the bench getting splinters in his arse.
I think that if a player comes into the side and performs then he should remain in the team on merit. It shouldn't matter who the player is or his reputation, if they are replaced adequately then they should win their place back. That didn't happen with Kolo and it won't happen with Gallas.
This leads to complacency and I'd argue that a few of the Arsenal squad know that their place in the first-team is never in jeopardy. This shouldn't be the case and I hope that if Djourou does well then he holds his selection down.
Keep it Goonerish..............