Tag Archives: Mertesacker

BFG fit again but should Arsenal START him against Chelsea?

As well as the verbal sparring and not so subtle digs between the Arsenal boss and his counterpart at Chelsea, there is a very important game of football to consider. And although both teams have players like Ozil, Giroud, Alexis, Ramsey, Oscar. Fabregas and Hazard, with the quality to turn a game with a moment of brilliance, it could well be that the tactical battle between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho proves to be the deciding factor.

Why BFG injury is NOT bad news for Arsenal

It now looks certain that the Arsenal vice-captain Per Mertesacker will have to sit out the next game for the Gunners. But even though our next match is the crucial top of the table Premier League clash with Chelsea, I still do not think that we need to worry too much about the loss of the German with a minor ankle problem, as reported by The Mirror.

Has FA cup eased Arsenal’s Champions League pain?

I can see where the Arsenal centre back Per Mertesacker is coming from and of course we are all happy, relieved and proud to see the Gunners make it to Wembley for a second successive FA cup final. However, I am not so sure that even lifting the famous trophy again will really ease the pain caused when Arsenal blew our best chance in years of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.

Mertesacker looking forward to another Wembley “Honour”

The Germany defender Per Mertesacker won his first trophy with Arsenal last year, and then went on to lift the World Cup with his national team. Now he is very keen to keep his run going by claiming the FA Cup again when Arsenal take on Aston Villa in the final.

Reading will be as hard for Arsenal as Wigan was last year

Arsenal may be on a fantastic League run of 16 wins in 18 games, but according to Per Mertesacker this sequence will mean nothing when the Gunners line up at Wembley tomorrow, and the pressure of playing at Wembley will just as tough against Reading as it was against Wigan last season.

Arsenal are more prepared for this year’s semi-final

Arsenal are going to Wembley on Saturday for their second FA Cup semifinal in as many years, and Per Mertesacker has been comparing the attitude of the squad ahead of both games. Last years game against Wigan turned out to be a lot more difficult than expected and the Gunners only went through on penalties in the end, but Mertesacker feels that this year things should be a little easier. “We felt [pressure] last season a lot,” he told Arsenal.com. “No one expected us to lose, for Wigan to go through and that will be the case again.

A TOUGH win for Arsenal, but now the pressure is on Chelsea

Chelsea are preparing to face QPR this afteroon knowing that Arsenal have risen to just four points behind them in the title race after grinding out the three points against lowly Burnley yesterday. Arsene Wenger predicted that it would be a tough match yesterday and so it was, in fact my MOTM, Francis Coquelin, thinks it was our toughest!

Why Arsenal should NOT risk Koscielny at Burnley

You will not find many Arsenal fans who would disagree with the statement that the France international centre back Laurent Koscielny is the best defender in the Gunners´ squad. And now that our BFG Per Mertesacker seems to have shaken off the dip in form affecting his performances before the international break, that central pairing looks very strong again for Arsenal, just as it did last season when we got so many clean sheets.