Per Mertesacker


#81

Shambles… should have been properly upgraded anyway… none of this Chambers or Gabriel stopgaps… get WC to pair with Kosc.


#82

Re-school Giroud. He’s by far our best defensive header and just as speedy as Mert. :wenger:


#83

Better now than in middle of season.


#84

I wanted Calum Chambers to get a chance and now it seems he will !
Had zero confidence in the management getting an adequate replacement for him before he got injured but now maybe his hand is forced and he will buy .


#85

I’m quite content with a Gabriel/Koscielny partnership. So I wont be unhappy with a loan solution.


#86

Jules the BFG’s performances last season were poor ,we needed to replace him but we havent . Now he is injured we should look for a long term replacement now ,we have the cash and prices are only going up so a loan move only delays the inevitable.


#87

“We are now a little short”

Zigic confirmed.


#88

Mustafi or Manolas? Which one do you prefer?


#89

Coq trained as a CB today so lol


#90

Bellerin will be our RW sooner or later, if this trend continues.


#91

#92

Doc said he built in a 20 goals guarantee.

Awfully good of you to help Per out @Persona


#93

Bless this magical man.


#94

Ahaha! Such a funny character! :coq:


#95

Proud to have a man like him in our squad :per:


#96

Not coming back until next year apparantly, like some here expected.


#97

The best way to conclude transfers is not to talk about it, but we are in the market. Do I think we will sign an experienced central defender before the season starts? Yes, I do.” - Arsène Wenger today


#98

I don’t trust Wenger to get what we need.
He has a record of needing a certain player for an important defensive position, and we end up with a cheap alternative like Sylvester, Squillaci, Kallstrom, etc.

In the transfer market, Wenger is the king of the misleading statement.


#99

The key word there is “sign”…notice he didn’t say “buy”…so free or a loan it is then fuck me what a shamockery.


#100

I think you might be reading too much into that. People use the word “sign/signed” regularly when a fee is involved.