Arsenal defender Johan Djourou would be a useful addition for Napoli in the January transfer window, according to the player's agent Flavio Ferraria.

The 25 year old has made just one appearance for The Gunners this season with the likes of Per Mertesacker, Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscileny preferred in the centre of a sturdy looking back-four.

With his early opportunities, particularly in the Premier League where he is yet to make an appearance, appearing to set a trend for the remaining of the season, Djourou's first team opportunities are only likely to come via a loan spell away from Arsenal.

Johan Djourou
Djourou has made just one appearance for the club this season.

But Flavio Ferraria told Radio Crc: "At the moment there is no negotiation with Napoli.

"In football anything is possible, but there has been no contact with them for now.

"I agree that Djourou would be a useful addition for Napoli, but only in January when we find out whether Arsenal want to keep him or send him out on loan.

"Johan is a professional and so far this season he has played just two games in the League Cup. He wants to play more.

"He is fit, but things can go like this sometimes. Maybe in a few weeks Djourou will be a regular for Arsenal."

Elsewhere, both Jack Wilshere and Bacary Sagna continued their return from long-term injury as they both turned out in a behind closed doors friendly against Chelsea.

Wilshere has spent the last 16 months out of action having not played a competitive game since England's Euro 2012 qualifying draw against Switzerland.

Sagna meanwhile broke his leg during the back end of last season, ruling him out of the European Championship and the beginning of the season.

Both players are unlikely to be available for the weekend trip to Norwich City or the home games against Schalke 04 in the Champions League and Queens Park Rangers, but could be handed their first competitive run-out of the season in the League Cup fourth round against Reading.

The Emirates Stadium side currently have eight players on the side-lines, with the likes of Wojciech Szczesny and Tomas Rosicky out for the foreseeable future.