BFG baffled but buzzing over awesome Arsenal form

Some of the football that Arsenal produced as we beat Hull City at the KC stadium on Monday night was simply stunning. Moments of magic like Ozil’s audacious flick, Cazorla’s pinged pass to Ramsey or the Welshman’s wonder ball to Alexis were three of the most memorable but there was plenty of good stuff from the Gunners throughout.

Per Mertesacker certainly enjoyed it, although he has admitted that he does not always entirely understand what is going on with the Arsenal players in front of him, as a report in The Guardian reveals. The German World Cup winner admits that Arsenal were not good enough in the earlier stages of the season though, and that everyone at the club knows how vital it is for the team to put that right when the next one begins in August.

He is confident that we can do that however, especially if our current form allows us to go straight into the Champions League group stage draw without having the stress and strain of two extra games when the fitness levels are lower and the risk of injury is higher.

Mertesacker said, “We want to qualify directly for the Champions League. After the title is gone, that for us would be an improvement from last season where we had two qualifying matches, really tight ones, to secure Champions League football.

“That’s the first target and then the FA Cup, to defend that title would be really amazing. That’s the focus at the minute. It looks like we are quite sharp and the way we are going is really pleasing. It’s so unpredictable what we are doing. Even for me at the back, it sometimes looks a bit weird what we are doing. Sometimes we lose the balance, sometimes it’s really good, so we have to keep on going and focusing on our game defensively to keep a clean sheet.

“Post World Cup was not good enough, we have to admit that. But how we finish season after season is fantastic. But we have to be sharp from the start of the season. That is what we lack. The points we dropped at the start of the season were 10 or 11 points and that gap we could not close. We were consistent in 2015, but Chelsea did not drop many points.”

One thing is certain, Arsenal in our current form are good enough to challenge for the Premier League title, because if the vice-captain is struggling to get his head around the fluid and flowing style of football, you can bet that our opponents will have a big problem on their hands.

But can we keep this sort of thing up for an entire campaign?

Tags Mertesacker Ozil Wenger


  1. Greg says:

    Lets turn our focus over to swansea city, by beating them and getting another 3 points! Lets make 2nd spot our priority, and take care of business! Coyg!

    1. seancali says:

      Per has not put a foot wrong since the monaco game. He has been in great form. Well done to him and the entire team

  2. Greg says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if crystal palace beat man u on saturday, and give them there 4th loss in a row! That would surely have this “gooner” smiling from ear to ear! Coyg!

  3. Zulu-boy-SA says:

    Can I just say Lionel Messi!!

  4. Hafiz Rahman says:

    Time to go BFG….

    1. vince says:

      novice”! he has been in great form since the loss to monacco. you’d be a fool to sell a guy like that. thank the Lord that AW doesn’t listen to fans

  5. olly ray says:

    BFG…..talking, talking, talking. Talk is cheap. You don’t understand what is happening in front of you sometimes. Well, probably you should have scored against Chelsea in of the glorious chances we had but you squandered it. Learn to score more and probably we would appreciate your cheap talk more. Your game reading is commendable though.

  6. Hafiz Rahman says:

    his poor marking caused the goal against hull

  7. RSH says:

    BFG has been average the past few games. I dont think he’s as poor as others make him out to be, but Koscielny cleans up for him far too often. And for somebody so freaking tall, he’s rather poor at dealing with crosses. Gabriel will push him for a starting spot next season.

    1. vince says:

      utter none sense. kos is great but if you wld know a little about football, you wld know that there is a sweeper and a guy who holds his line. merts is that guy. it s less spectacular, but he’s great at it. you guys just want someone who runs around and tackles and points. just like with ozil a bit back. NOVICES

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