Posted on September 19, 2015 by ADMIN

Arsenal boss backs BFG but will start Gabriel at Chelsea

The Arsenal and former Germany international centre back Per Mertesacker seems to have had one of the longest chest infections in the history of medicine, as he missed the last two Premier League games before the international break with it and was still not back in the Arsenal squad for the Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb this week.

But the Big F***ing German is back in training with his team mates, although it looks like he will only be on the bench when Arsenal take on Chelsea in the big match later. His replacement Gabriel has really settled in alongside Laurent Koscielny in Per’s absence and our vice-captain could be forgiven for worrying about losing his regular place in the Arsenal line up.

Maybe that is why Arsene Wenger has made a point of praising the giant defender ahead of the Chelsea game, as reported by the Arsenal website, talking about his leadership qualities and how important he is to the squad even if he is not playing.

Wenger said, “He has a lot of class on the pitch and after the game. He is well respected, also in the dressing room, because he is always 100 per cent committed and gives everything for the team.

“Every day he works with 100 per cent commitment. They are typically German qualities but even more typically Mertesacker.”

If I was Mertesacker, however, I am not sure how much better I would feel after hearing the manager’s words, because we have heard this sort of thing from Wenger before about the likes of Thomas Vermaelen and Mikel Arteta and it often seems to be about a senior figure at the club who is not getting played much.

Do you think that we are seeing the beginning of the end for our BFG as a regular starter?

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21 comments

  1. Goonsquad8 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Absolutely gabriel should start he’s earned it. Against Zagreb he was a freakin beast and our best player by a mile. The season is long, there will be many games for BFG to play in, but I have to admit I do like the gab and boss pairing

  2. davidnz ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Mertz has been a warrior
    through difficult times.
    Hopefully Gabe will make
    the transition soon enough.
    Best wishes to them both.

    1. irish gunner ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      True meet has put in alot of great performances for us I think he deserves more respect from the fans. Saying that I do think Gabriel is a better option

  3. dragunov762mm ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Running back foot certainly not BFG’s favor. But we’ll miss his aerial ability a bit. BFG fit or not, Gabriel must feature against Chelsea. He’ll give Costa one hell night to remember.

  4. SoOpa AeoN ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Wenger best start GabrieL………. Nobody’s in for his (wenger) silly mistakes today!………don’t alter a winning formula

  5. Kempinski ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    i have been watching football for decades and frankly speeking i cannot see any reason why BFG should feature anywhere today. Having a centre back who is that slow is not good enough for a club like arsenal and cld be a recipe for disaster especially for a game like this!!!

  6. rkw ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Better late than never … And this is a good two years to late … Another last minute trawling through the bargain basement that helped consolidate 4th place and CL mediocrity … And that could and should cost English clubs a 4th cl spot and make it all the more difficult for us to qualify..then the junkies on this site will be saying look wenger brought us regular cl football … Now we can’t get that on regular basis … Rolling out stats that definitively show that per minute standing on the touch line wenger is the best manager ever in the history of football….

    1. Just_Trolling ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      Wenger out

      Take Per, OG, Rosicky, Flamini, Campbell and Arteta with you.

      Take the medical team, scouting team, and transfer negotiator as well.

  7. Hafiz Rahman ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    BFG and Wenger should realise that the fans do not want BFG in the team…

    hes simply too slow and not good enough….

    there will be many articles on BFG from the fans….

    Listen to the fans…the fans know best!!

    1. Tojo ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      @admin why has this guy not been banned from the site yet he is clearly a troll and not an arsenal supporter

      1. Goonsquad8 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        So your telling people to look it up when you clearly have no idea what the hell your talking about? The guy is rated 83 stop freakin making sh*t up

        1. YingYang69 says:

          They have him at best PL CB. Fifa always do this with the players from the world cup winning team so I don’t know why fans are taking it so badly. Also Arsenal had the best performance related stats ahead of the winners chelsea even and this is the ” kind of stuff that gets computed into computers” ..not people looking at players then giving their two cents. When you see again we are performing better in all sorts of areas and making more chances than anyone else well it is no surprise to me that a computer has opted Per among the top Dogs.

          They should have a problem if they leave Per among the quickest players or if Girouds shot accuracy is that of Barcelonas ..you need to remember how its many different qualities that gets processed and then combines for one total figure.

        2. YingYang69 says:

          They have him at best PL CB. Fifa always do this with the players from the world cup win so I don’t know why fans are taking it so badly. Also Arsenal had the best performance related stats ahead of the winners chelsea and this is the kind of stuff that gets computed into computer ..not people looking at players then giving their two cents. When you see again we are performing better in all sorts of areas and making more chances than anyone else well it is no surprise to me that a computer has opted

    2. SoOpa AeoN ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      ofcuz!….wenger knows he ain’t good enough for Arsenal…..but the scents and smell of £8miL……..that’s just too fragrant to walk away from!

  8. Hafiz Rahman ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Sanago Out – Benzama IN

    Arteta Out – Bender IN

    Campbell Out – Isco IN

    BFG Out – Varane IN

    Flamini Out – Rabiot IN

    Giroud Out – Cavani IN

    Rosicky Out – Reus IN

    Wenger Out – Klopp IN

    8 Out 8 In…..

    Listen to the fans….the fans know best!!

    1. dragunov762mm ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      Nice FIFA 16 plan. Need at less three season to execute it. Bravo, you must be so proud of yourself.

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