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Johan Djourou's lack of self-belief is the primary reason for him failing to live up to Arsène Wenger's expectations.
Whenever Johan started (out of position) at right-back, it was like a lamb to the slaughter, hence why his body language as an Arsenal player was so bad.
Manager Mirko Slomka will play a vital part in Johan's renaissance next season by rebuilding the Swiss international's confidence.
Djourou came to Hannover 96 on loan without match fitness, no-form and is still in the process of acclimatising to life in Germany.
He hasn't been Jeffrey Bruma-bad, but I would give the Arsenal loanee a C- grading for his displays at centre-back for Hannover so far.
If Johan did qualify for the kicker's player ratings list, his current rating (3.78)  would rank him as the 52nd best player in the Bundesliga, which can be spun as a positive considering his circumstances.
For those wondering if Djourou has a future with the Gunners: NO!
He's about to begin preliminary discussions with Hannover regarding his future (via Sky Sports' Thomas Zocher).
Johan has the tangibles: at times, he is unbeatable in the air; excellent blocking ability; calm under pressure; and has shown glimpses that he can frequently cut off passes (eight interceptions in two UEFA Europa League games).
Should H96 sign him to a long-term contract , it's not ridiculous to say that Djourou has the potential to become one of the league's top defenders.
Don't forget that Dante's first impressions in Germany were even worse than Johan—look at the Brazilian now.
Cristian Molinaro went from a laughing stock at Juventus to Stuttgart's best defender during the 2009-10 season.
It was the reverse for Andrea Barzagli, who was an overpriced flop at Wolfsburg, but is now producing defensive masterclasses for Juve week in, week out.
 the lower rating, the better.
 Slomka generally always green-lights risky deals.
Carlos Grossmüller at Schalke comes to mind and recently, Franca at Hannover.
There are two possible scenarios where Djourou might not end up being a H96 player come this time next season.
1) Arsène Wenger tries to draw blood from a stone.
2) Johan's agent attempts to inflate his client's salary to which the Germany club responds: "verpiss dich!"
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