Per Mertesacker


#442

Very fair. thanks for educating me. Guardiolas #2 is huge tbh.


#443

I also feel like, of the types of players that tend to convert best to managers, it’s usually the organising central midfielders, 6/8 types, as with Guardiola and Conte, or versatile types who played a number of different roles, like Luis Enrique (and Conte as well). Both descriptions fit Arteta, as not only was he versatile in terms of adapting to a number of different leagues and tactical styles, but also positions (played on the wing, played as a #10, played as an 8, and played as a 6).

All of this could mean nothing, because in the end whether you’re a top manager or not is basically just down to who you are as a person and playing experience really isn’t that important, but if I were a betting man and based on what I can deduce/have seen from Arteta as a person I would be betting on him.


#444

You know what when it comes to manager perception I truely just havent got a clue.

I automatically recognise the managers at top clubs, but there are probably far better managers in lesser leagues/teams, and equally i tend to rate managers of teams i like.

Good example is my adoration of Pulis at Crystal Palace. Couldnt stand him or credit him until he worked with them, and I only like them because of where I’m from.

Wenger is however the only manager ive taken time to truely follow, so make of that what you will.


#445

Well in 9 months time he’ll be a PL winning coach :nerd_face:


#446

:ok_hand:


#447

Full video, proper good bloke is Per.


#448

I’m pretty confidant per can come in and we will barely miss mustafi


#449

Brilliant header from Big Per! His first goal in the PL in under 4 years :per:


#450

When Per is making faces at the front page of the CNN :per:


#451

Per is a legend but he really shouldn’t play for us again. Should be Holding or Chambers getting the minutes


#452

Agreed, hate it when he steals their minutes, he’s ancient now, should just be a dressing room speaker


#453

Yeah just hang up ze boots big man. Was a rock for us during his time here, his awareness and positioning was second to none. But now is the time to call it a day.


#454

He is?


#455

Like as of right now


#456

Aah I see. Tbf not his fault Wenger picks him


#457

#458

4 - the number of minutes it takes him to turn around


#459

Just like Wenger honestly should have gone out on a high winning the FA cup

This is just sad shit to see.


#460

Such a liability now, yes he’s capable of getting away with it if properly protected but shouldn’t be near the team. Get him out there at Colney by all means but I do hope that’s the last we see of him in the 1st team.


#461

Really interesting read.