Hannover signs Johan Djourou on loan from Arsenal

Hannover has signed Swiss defender Johan Djourou on loan from

English Premier League team Arsenal until the end of the

season.

The Bundesliga side says in a statement that the 25-year-old

Djourou underwent a medical on Friday and traveled with the rest of

the squad Saturday to Portugal for a training camp.

The Ivory Coast-born Djourou has played 31 times for

Switzerland.

Hannover coach Mirko Slomka says Djourou will help compensate

for the losses through injury of defenders Felipe and Leon

Andreasen.