Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has explained why he's decided to recall Johan Djourou from his loan with Birmingham City.

"The decision is made, he will come back," he told Arsenal TV Online. "I have done that for two reasons. First of all Kolo Toure is going to the African Nations Cup. Secondly we may lose Alex Song for the same tournament. If that happens then we will be really short in that area.

"Even with Johan back we will be left with only three centre backs."