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Arsenal duo make Germany switch

6 July 2013 09:00

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has joined Bundesliga club Hamburg on a season-long loan.

The Swiss international made just two first-team appearances for Arsene Wenger's side last term, and spent the second half of the season on loan at Hannover.

The 26-year-old said his desire to play regularly was the deciding factor behind the switch.

"Hamburg is a big club with great history, lots of quality and amazing fans. I am convinced that this move is the right one to further my career," he told Hamburg's official website.

"I could have earned a lot more money in London but that was not the main thing. I want to play as often as possible and I think I can do that in Hamburg."

Meanwhile, the Gunners have also agreed to loan midfielder Francis Coquelin to German club Freiburg for the season.

Coquelin signed a long-term deal with Arsenal in January 2012 and the 22-year-old will now have a year to hone his skills in the Bundesliga.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 18 +44 52
2 17 +26 38
3 18 +18 38
4 18 +11 33
5 18 +4 32
6 17 +14 31
7 18 +13 31
8 18 +1 26
9 18 -6 22
10 17 -8 22
11 18 -14 21
12 18 -7 18
13 18 -9 18
14 18 -13 17
15 18 -15 17
16 17 -5 16
17 18 -20 16
18 18 -11 15
19 17 -10 14
20 17 -13 12

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