Johan Djourou will join side Hannover 96 on loan for the remainder of the 2012/13 season, subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

The Switzerland international has featured 144 times for Arsène Wenger’s side in all competitions since making his first-team debut in a 2-1 League Cup victory against Manchester City in October 2004.

A valuable squad member throughout this time, the 25-year-old showed his versatility last season when moved from his favoured central defensive position to deputise at right back for long spells.

In Djourou's two senior appearances this term, he has captained Arsenal to Capital One Cup victories over Coventry City and Reading. 

Everyone at Arsenal would like to wish Johan well for his time in Germany.

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