Johan Djourou made his first appearance of the 2009/10 season during Arsenal’s final day meeting with Fulham.

The Swiss international had been sidelined all year with a knee injury he suffered just three days before the campaign began at Everton in August.

Out-of-contract Mikael Silvestre – who might have played his last game in an Arsenal shirt – hobbled off with an injury after 60 minutes to allow Djourou’s season debut.

The promising 23-year-old is likely to play a key part next term for Arsenal should he stay fit with William Gallas’ future still uncertain.

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