By Giuseppe Muro

Johan Djourou is taking Cameron Jerome's 'mind-games' with a pinch of salt.

The Birmingham frontman this week cited Arsenal's defence as a possible weak link ahead of Sunday's Carling Cup Final. When questioned on the comment, Djourou admitted that it's all part of the game.

Djourou is a former team-mate of Jerome from a six-month long spell with Birmingham and is looking forward to coming up against him on Sunday.

"That's good because you know that's the game because you want to do mind games and stuff," said the Swiss central defender.

"But if he thinks that it's a weakness... we will see on Sunday if it's a weakness.

"That's what he's doing because I know Cameron from playing with him at Birmingham so I know everything about him.

"Not only in training, we played them not long ago when we won 3-0. He's a good player who is very powerful, very quick and very direct. We know what we have do and we know he's a threat, I have a lot of respect for him."

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