Arsenal wish forgotten flop defender good luck at World Cup via Twitter

Johann Djourou

Johan Djourou, who joined Hamburg SV in April, is still popular among Arsenal Twitter followers.

Arsenal have plenty of players currently in Brazil participating in the World Cup. Costa Rica, Germany, England, Belgium, Spain - all these nations have an Arsenal player, or two, fighting for World Cup glory.

As do France.

This evening will see Olivier Giroud. Laurent Koscielny and Bacary Sagna, still technically an Arsenal player with his Manchester City deal pending, line up for Les Bleus in an intriguing looking tie against plucky underdogs Honduras of Central America.

France are of course the favourites, but as Costa Rica proved yesterday - nobody is a pushover at this World Cup.

And Arsenal have wished good luck to Giroud and Koscielny in tonight's game via Twitter - although they left out Sagna, for obvious reasons.

But of course it is not just current players Arsenal will keep in touch with. A former Arsenal player is also in World Cup action this afternoon. Lining up for Switzerland today will be Johan Djourou.

Djourou last played a game for The Gunners in the 7-5 win against Reading in the League Cup - way back in October 2012.

Since then he has spent time on loan in Germany with Hannover and last season Hamburg - with whom he struggled. Djourou is however no longer an Arsenal player. He signed permanent terms with Hamburg in April. So why The Gunners felt the need to back the Swiss star is up for questioning.

Maybe they remember some of his performances for the club. Because then he will need all the luck he can get.

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