By Giuseppe Muro
Johan Djourou insists speculation surrounding whether players will be leaving the Club this summer is not upsetting the harmony of the Arsenal squad.
Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri have constantly been linked with moves away from North London despite manager Arsène Wenger reiterating his desire that the pair stay on. And, as is the case every year, this summer has seen a number of different names mentioned in the media as possible new additions.
But, with the start of the new season just around the corner, Djourou says he and the rest of the squad are concentrating on preparing for that and not paying any attention to the back pages.
“For us players, it is just about focusing on the team and being ready for the season,” he told Arsenal.com. “We know that every summer, you are going to have a big story about players leaving and coming in.
“Of course we do not want our best players to leave but if they have to go, they will go and I am sure the manager will replace who will go.
“For us players, it is more about concentrating on ourselves and the team.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 22 Jul 2011