Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Djourou: We can go trophy 'crazy'

Johan Djourou

Johan Djourou is confident Arsenal will go trophy "crazy" when they finally end their quest for silverware - and insists Arsene Wenger remains the right man to take the club forward.

Wenger is set to bolster his squad this summer - despite missing out on England Under-21 international defender Phil Jones who is on the verge of a move to Manchester United - in an attempt to get them over the line in 2012 following another bitterly disappointing campaign.

Swiss centre-half Djourou maintains that it will only take one trophy success to kickstart a new era, telling Sky Sports News: "You expect better for Arsenal, of course, but I think that when this long run ends it will just go crazy and we will win everything that is there because this club's got so much potential."

He added: "It has been six years, but I am just waiting for the moment. I wanted to win something so bad to say to those people 'shh, that's it, it is finished with and we have won something'.

"Unfortunately I can't say that now because it is not the case, but it is not even to say that people are wrong, it is for us to show that we are good enough because we know in ourselves that we are good enough."

Some have suggested Wenger's time is up, his vision for success with such a young team having yet again failed to deliver.

Djourou, though, insists the 61-year-old French coach continues to move the club in the right direction.

"We are always so close to winning and we were missing a little thing," Djourou added.

"People say it is players or people say it is experience, but then who really knows? I think that we have experience because the players have been together for a long time.

"What is the real story behind it? I couldn't really tell you, but what I can say is that I think the way Arsene Wenger builds this team is the right way."