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Per – It’s clear Ozil and I know each other a long time

Per Mertesacker has given an interview to the German site Sport1. It’s translated below with the help of Google Translate and I’ve tried to tidy it up where I can but in some parts it was impossible and I didn’t want to give the wrong impression of what he had said. Asked about Arsenal being […]

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Arsenal briefs inc Ladies, Marica, and injury updates

Here is a roundup of all the Arsenal news and gossip we haven’t had a chance to cover today. More updates on the site throughout the day. Munich Arsene Wenger believes that something changed in his side when they defeated Bayern Munich in Germany, a win which inspired a run which has seen Arsenal only […]

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Per out, Ozil a doubt

Arsenal’s German contingent has taken a massive hit before the Premier League match against Sunderland tomorrow with BBC journalist David Ornstein stating that Per Mertessacker is out and Mesut Ozil is a doubt as both players are ill. Mertesacker is definitely out while Ozil missed training today ahead of the game but has travelled to […]

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Mertesacker scores for Germany [video]

Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker scored for Germany tonight against Faroe Islands. Netting what was only his second goal in something like 100 years for the national team [and his third in total], the BFG stretched his BFL. As if that isn’t good enough, the corner from which he scored was delivered by Mesut Ozil, via Boateng’s […]

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Per – Ozil is worth more than we paid for him

With some people floating about [mostly Sp*rs fans] thinking Arsenal overpaid for Mesut Ozil, Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker has no such belief, in fact, the stand-in captain thinks that Arsenal got a bit of a bargain. When you consider the price paid for Gareth Bale he is probably right. Shattering the Arsenal transfer record, setting a […]

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Per – I knew that we had a lot of money available

With hardly any news of note going on it seems as if the Arsenal world is still fixated on the signing of Mesut Ozil and, given that this means we’ve signed Mesut Ozil, that’s quite alright with me, Currently away on international duty, Arsenal’s stand-in captain Per Mertesacker, has been speaking to Sport1 and has […]

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Per – Ozil’s experience can make all the difference

As Per Metersacker spends time on international duty with Arsenal new boy Mesut Ozil, he has once again been asked about his fellow German after they defeated Austria 3-0 in the World Cup qualifiers last night. Saying that his joy at the arrival of Ozil at Arsenal was ‘very big’ Per told the German media […]

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Per – I feel that I’m needed at Arsenal

Arsenal’s stand-in captain Per Mertesacker has given an interview to De Welt in which he talks about feeling needed at London, international duty, and some other stuff. Here’s what he had to say [translated as well as we could manage given we don’t speak German and some bits we just didn't have a clue about] […]

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Per – Ozil is a gift for Arsenal, Arsenal a gift for Ozil

As the Mesut Ozil love-in continues and with no end on the horizon, Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker is the latest to express his joy at having his fellow German join him at the club. But, rather than simply gushing praise, the BFG has highlighted that it is a gift for players to play at Arsenal so […]

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Jenkinson – Per is a good leader

Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson, in what is something of a shock this week, has managed to speak to the press without mentioning Mesut Ozil. Speaking instead about Ozil’s fellow German Per Mertesacker, Carl had nothing but glowing things to say about the BFG who has been captaining the side in the absence of Thomas Vermaelen and […]

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Kahn criticises Mertesacker

It seems that outside of Arsenal, Per Mertesacker isn’t highly regarded at all. Listening to British pundits you’d be forgiven for thinking they’d never watched him play and while there is no denying he’s slow on the turn he has been one of Arsenal’s best players over the last season. Perhaps that isn’t saying much […]

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Team news & Mertesacker confirmed as captain in Arteta’s absence.

At today’s pre-match press conference before our home opener against Aston Villa,  which was primarily concerned with the lack of transfer activity to date, Arsene Wenger was actually asked about the team for tomorrow. Apart from confirming the absence of those we knew about – Arteta, Diaby, Vermaelen, Monreal and Miyaichi  - it seems there […]

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Mertesacker dancing like a duck [video + photos]

As some Arsenal players took part in a 3-aside game, Bacary Sagna and Per Mertsesacker, along with some of the younger members of the travelling squad, entertained the fans in an altogether different way. Dancing like a duck, though I’m not entirely sure why [do we need to know?], Mertesacker shows why he is a […]

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Mertesacker gets married

Per Mertesacker became the third Arsenal player to tie the knot this summer after Theo Walcott and Lukas Fabianski both married their partners earlier this month. Mertesacker married his girlfriend Ulrike Stange with only immediate family present. After the ceremony at the registry office in Pattensen, Hannover, they headed to meet 200 guests to celebrate. […]

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