By Chris Harris

Johan Djourou believes Arsenal fans will see the best of him now he is back in the centre of defence.

The Swiss international was one of a number of auxiliary right backs deployed in the absence of Bacary Sagna and Carl Jenkinson over the winter months and Djourou admits that he struggled at times in that unfamiliar role.

Injuries to Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny saw Djourou return to his preferred role at AC Milan and he could keep his place for the FA Cup trip to Sunderland. The 25-year-old is relishing the opportunity.

"I am happy to be back in my position and to show what I am worth," Djourou told Arsenal Player.

"This season has been a bit harder for me. I have had to play out of position where I am not used to but I have tried to do my job, but I am not a [natural] right back.

"People forget and think that if you play in a position, 'Johan Djourou is a right back', but I am not, I was there to help the team. Now I am back in my position and I will show everyone my qualities."

Watch the full interview with Johan on Arsenal Player.

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18 Feb 2012