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Arsenal target Dutch defender while Djourou swaps for Matri

The Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has been a Gunner for his whole career, apart from a loan spell at Birmingham City, but it looks like that could be coming to an end. There was talk of the Swiss international defender moving on this summer, with a few Serie A clubs interested, but Arsene Wenger assured the 25-year old that there was still a role for him at the Emirates.

Arsenal transfer rumours – Reina, Matri & Kuzmanovic

Many Arsenal fans would agree that the Gunners are in need of another striker, a defensive midfielder and a quality keeper to push Wojcicech Szczesny for the number one shirt. I am not sure that many would agree that Pepe Reina from Liverpool, Alessandrod Matri from Juventus and Zdravko Kuzmanovic from Stuttgart would be the first names that spring to mind.

The three have been linked with possible moves to Arsenal in January, so we better have a look at them. 28-year old Matri has played for a number of Serie A sides and his form at Cagliari led to a loan move to Juventus, which the Italian champions then made permanent. After doing well in his first two seasons, he has hardly been used this time, and is thought to be looking for a move.