Johan Djourou says he never feared his season was over following last Saturday.
The Swiss international hobbled off with a knee injury moments into the second-half as Arsenal crumbled against Newcastle after his substitution.
And while Wenger’s men rued their disappointment at St. James Park, more negativity was added to the Gunners’ mood as post-match reports mounted that Djourou ‘could miss the rest of the season’.
But the 24-year-old – who is now back in the squad to face Wolves tomorrow – has revealed that sensational claims by the media that he was facing a long spell on the sidelines were untrue.
“There has been a lot of speculation about my injury but I am actually doing good. I trained today so I feel very confident and should be okay for the Wolves game ” he said.
According to the defender, he took the precaution himself to be withdrawn for Sebastien Squillaci, but never feared he had suffered a long-term injury blow.
“It was a bit of a concern because we were playing well and winning 4-0 so we just wanted to keep going and finish the job. Unfortunately, I took the decision to come out because my knee was stiff and I couldn’t run anymore”
“But I was not thinking it was going to be the end of the world. I knew I would be back on my feet very quickly”