Former Arsenal player, Philippe Senderos, is currently getting playing time at Swiss club.
The Centre Back joined the club on a six month contract after Aston Villa terminated his contract in January this year. The former Arsenal, Everton and Fulham defender, whose contract was cancelled by mutual consent by Villa returned home to Switzerland in a bid to revive his career and international selection chances ahead of the European Championships this summer.
Senderos played just nine matches for Villa after injuries hampered his career since joining the club from Valencia on a free transfer in July 2014. The 31-year-old, who has played at three World Cups, made the last of his 55 appearances for Switzerland almost 18 months ago.
The defender has 13 matches to his belt in the Raiffeisen Super League this season even though the club has not been enjoying excellent form in the past few games. The defender who played 113 games at the Emirates for Arsenal joined from Italian side, AC Milan and Everton on loan. He had joined the North London club in the 2003/2004 season from Servette FC for over 1 million Pounds then. He enjoyed decent career growth in his hay days till 2008 when he was sent on loan to AC Milan.
Since joining the Grasshoppers, he has put in some measure of performance but still not able to save the defense as they have lost quite a number of games in the Swiss Super League. Last month they played a draw with Luzern at home before losing away to Sion. Next, they played another draw with Zurich FC before defeating St Gallen. They lost their next game to Young Boys before their slim away margin victory over Lugano. Luzern defeated the club by 3-0 sending them to fourth place in the Super League. They lost another by 2-1 to FC Vaduz on May 16th.