Djourou eyes starting spot

01 November 2006 07:49
Arsenal centre-back Johan Djourou is determined to fight for a continued run in the Gunners' starting eleven. Djourou has partnered Kolo Toure in the absence of the injured Philippe Senderos this season and pledged his long-term future to Arsenal in the summer by signing a six-year deal. The 19-year-old stopper commented: "If the boss wants to change the team that's his decision. It's up to me to show in training I deserve to play. "William Gallas and Kolo are there as well and as a young player I have to show I'm ready to play, so Philippe coming back is putting extra pressure on me and it's a good thing. "It's very good to play at the top level because it's a good competition, but with Gallas and Toure around you can learn from them. They're fantastic team-mates."

Source: ESA