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Wenger looking to bring in experienced Mertesacker


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Germany defender Per Mertesacker is the player Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to bring in to solve the club’s defensive crisis, according to Mirror Football.

Wenger wants to make at least two defensive signings, with both William Gallas and Mikael Silvestre departing. Sol Campbell’s imminent medical at Newcastle also means that Arsenal are left with just two senior defenders, Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny and Johan Djourou.

The latter sustained an injury in last night’s pre-season friendly win against SC Neusiedl 1919, which leaves Wenger itching to bolster his weak back line before the Gunners’ first game of the season at Liverpool next month.

Mertesacker, 25, has been on the Arsenal’s radar for some time with German scout Thomas Kost – who spotted Lukasz Fabianski and Philippe Senderos – regularly making personal checks on him in action for club side Werder Bremen.

Wenger has been linked with several defenders this summer and recent reports suggest that he’s made a paltry £6million offer for Everton’s Phil Jagielka.


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Irish_gunner
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Irish_gunner
6 years 1 month ago

The sun are also reporting that he refused to rule out a bid for mertersacker when questioned..

ninjababy
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ninjababy
6 years 1 month ago

If this is true and might happen, Im a happy panda!

The Wise One
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The Wise One
6 years 1 month ago

Please Please Please let this be true…

Jon
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Jon
6 years 1 month ago

Have you got a link to the story in the sun?

Cheers

Irish_gunner
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Irish_gunner
6 years 1 month ago

hopefully we here if there’s any substance to this after the post match interview with wenger tomorrow…

jdo
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jdo
6 years 1 month ago

really really really hope this is true. Not too keen on marchetti for goalkeeper though, he’s not much better than almunia and seems like a waste of a signing to me

john
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john
6 years 1 month ago

Would be a good deal especially with the guys experience and height.

We could really do with him especially against the stokes, blackburn hes good at defending against big target men

Jon
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Jon
6 years 1 month ago

Thanks for that Chris. 🙂

Phatrick
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Phatrick
6 years 1 month ago

“who spotted Lukasz Fabianski and Philippe Senderos ”

Talk about a touch of death….

an arse worth having
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an arse worth having
6 years 1 month ago

I reckon having someone like Mertesacker in front of him would help Fabianski no end. Makes away games at places like Ewood Park a tad easier when there’s a behemoth in front of you. Corners and free kicks could have Sagna at the near post, Mertesacker in the middle and TV at the back. Knowing Arsenal punctuality we’ll probably sign him on the last evening of the window..

john
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john
6 years 1 month ago

Fabianski ppl are a bit harsh on him hes a young guy who doesnt play regularly.

Senderos injuries have ruined him.

I always remeber the man city game as a 19 senderos looked awesome ppl were saying new tony adams etc the fact is hes had too many injuries lost his confidence and compsure.

Irish_gunner
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Irish_gunner
6 years 1 month ago

the fact is you don’t need a scout to identify merte. Anyone who watches the german league will be able to tell you this guy is immense on his day. Just look at his disciplinary record to see the quality of his defending, it really is something to behold…

gazgooner
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gazgooner
6 years 1 month ago

yeah, this would make me a happy chappie – let’s hope it actually transpires and is not yet another piece of media hype. My fingers are crossed.

Gorkhaligunner
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Gorkhaligunner
6 years 1 month ago

Gud News guys barcashitolona’s debts has been increased it’s more than 350£ million.. :)))

decko
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decko
6 years 1 month ago
john how can u stick up 4 sendeasourous hes a goat i was at anfield the nite he let torres turn in the box and score i will never 4give him 4 that and to make it worse i was sittin amoungst the scousers i feel like cryin thinkin bout it. awel at least i can say i witnesd that amazin run from theo that wil never be rememberd but i did go and get his name on the back of my top the next day. AND YES IT WAS THE WORST NITE OF MY LIFE!!!! then i had to… Read more »
greg
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6 years 1 month ago

i really hope we get mertesacker he will surely strenghten the back, along with vermaelen, sagna, djourou & the rest of guys the gunners can surely win tropies this season!

LeProf
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LeProf
6 years 1 month ago

And how Bust-celona gonna buy Cesc when they are erm, Bust-celona?

suhel
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suhel
6 years 1 month ago

no wonder the cunts were so fcking desperate to sign fabrgas bcoz they know that they wont be able buy hime nxt season lmafo

BigMartyp
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6 years 1 month ago

After the injury today to Johan, Arsene will have to pay for not acting sooner at this position. He needs not only this dude but another. Lets get rel two signings!!! That ain’t gonna do it. No wonder the Capitan wants to leave. where is the committment, to making the squad stronger? This type of unwarranted inaction will demoralize the squad after the first of the year when it is cold, and people get start to get hurt as the games mount up. We need more depth.

Jimmy
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Jimmy
6 years 1 month ago

Marty… if he signs then we’ll have six centre backs with first team experience, Alex Song who can play there (Vermaelen, Djourou, Nordtveit, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Bartley)…. How many CB’s do you think we need???

arCHer
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6 years 1 month ago

@BigMartyp: Spot On!

arCHer
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6 years 1 month ago

@Jimmy: As many as we can, it can’t hurt to have 6 CB, considering we should be challenging for 4 titles as an ambitious team!

shem
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shem
6 years 1 month ago

pilz sign him Mr. Wenger

WillyG
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WillyG
6 years 1 month ago

If we sign Per Mertesacker and a solid GK I belive we can win something this year…Mertesacker is like Haangeland but younger…We need to spend 10m on this guy and 4-6m on Maarten Stekelenburg.

Isaac Nyuon
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6 years 1 month ago

That is very good idea to bring Germany center defensive to Arsenal, otherwise it will be interestful to all Arsenal whehter we miss Ozil for midfiel there is no problem since Captain Fabregas is not going any where.
Arsenal fan.
Isaac Nyuon
Terekeka, South Sudan

ktexs
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ktexs
6 years 1 month ago

great pleyer 4 arsenal
tnhanks

sid
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sid
6 years 1 month ago

So a baseless transfer rumour in a tabloid is worthy of repeating on a blog now? Oh dear, time to click the hide button on newsnow.

Passenal
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Passenal
6 years 1 month ago

It’s no wonder so many clubs are in financial trouble if £6m for Jagielka is considered ‘paltry’. Everyone knows you start the bidding low if you want to get the best price. It’s not monopoly money.

josh
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josh
6 years 1 month ago

WillyG, I verily agree with you! These two would strengthen Arsenal at the back at no ends. They will be assets. Hopefully A.Wenger quickly sign them up.

goonerjon
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goonerjon
6 years 1 month ago

Come on AW, bring Mertesacker at the Emirates. We only got three CB’s and JD have injured now. AW, you must wake up this world and you have to understand that we don’t win anything a next season if we don’t buy 1-3 new players for f***** sake!

Fabo[4]
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Fabo[4]
6 years 1 month ago

While you’re at Bremen see if you can bring Ozil in as well.

king gooner
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king gooner
6 years 1 month ago

what concerns me is that it appears if sol had signed he would not have gone out to get another experienced c/h which is a joke!& to thnk he-joined the barcodes for just £35,000 per annum thankgod for injuries-wengers hand has been forced-he’s got no choice this time-we need two but he’ll only buy one whichis still a risk-but thank heaven for small mercies!!

Gun-Ho
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Gun-Ho
6 years 1 month ago

Peoples; if we buy this guy, who are we going to play regularly? Vermaalen and the german? What if the new french guy is really good? Put him on the bench then? What we really need is a world class keeper, and maybe a Djourou type without the injury problems.

Fabo[4]
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Fabo[4]
6 years 1 month ago

As things stand, considering what I’ve seen from the young midfielders in pre-season I will be happy with our squad’s ability to challenge on all fronts this season providing we sign a quality GK and CB and not lose anyone significant (GKs not included).

chebon
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6 years 1 month ago

WENGER PLS , WE WANT TO WIN ALL 20 STARTING GAMES

Daymee
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Daymee
6 years 1 month ago

Hi GoonerChris,
Over the last few days there were some smoke billowing about Maarten Stekelenberg coming to Arsenal, even on some associated press pieces.

Could you please research and feedback on what’s up on that? Is it really true that Arsenal are looking at Maarten or this is just a ruse.

Thanks

Fabo[4]
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Fabo[4]
6 years 1 month ago

@Daymee: I’m sorry but didn’t this dutch keeper look dodgy at the world cup as well as having a bit of a rep for the making the odd gaff?

Why is everyone getting so exited about this? I know we hunger for signings but lets have some quality pls.

pete
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pete
6 years 1 month ago

stekelenburg is toilet…

gooner james
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gooner james
6 years 1 month ago

i saw the most amazing thing ever yesterday we are actually gonna get sum money for almunia. apparentlly atletico madrid and espanyol are gonna offer between 1 and 1.5 mil.

are they idiots or what hes shit. id i was wenger i would say for 1.5 mil i will oack his bags and drive him to his medical personally.

arsenal1234
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arsenal1234
6 years 1 month ago

Anyone have an ATVO account, go check out what Wenger has said in his post-match interview on keepers, i want to find out PLEASEEEEEEE

gooner james
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gooner james
6 years 1 month ago

FRO ARSENAL1234

THE OERSON DOIN THE INTERVIEW ASKS HIM WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH OUR GOALKEEPER SITUATION AND HE REPLYS ONE WORD NOTHING.

THATS IS

WillyG
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WillyG
6 years 1 month ago

Pls tell you are joking…..

gooner james
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gooner james
6 years 1 month ago

dont worry after his comments about not having a number 1 we are definately getting a new keeper he might as well have said that day almunia is shit and im goin to buy a new keeper 2 replace him

Iceman76za
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Iceman76za
6 years 1 month ago

Sometimes I wonder where these papers get their info from, I live in Germany and a month ago there was an actual rumour with the player also asked about all this. But now it seems the British papers are just trying to sell papers and making up stuff cause believe me, had there been any truth to the rumour, it would have been in all sports papers.

WillyG
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WillyG
6 years 1 month ago

I`m not confident that Wenger will buy a new GK

Mayor of Arsenal
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Mayor of Arsenal
6 years 1 month ago

Am tired of hearing rumours all the time, Wenger is only after selling. This spree is in continuation of his previous announcement that Arsenal is a “selling club”. Maybe he will buy one more 2.5M defender and the ball will get rolling. Let me let the Board and everybody know that le professeur’s philosphy is not working and could kill the club if not mindful. Regard the level of players outflows as compare to inflows.

goonerjay
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goonerjay
6 years 1 month ago
@Jimmy: Nordveit and Bartley?????? please tell me yu are on a wind up… these 2 are far from ready!!! If JD and TV both get injured we would have a CB pairing of Koscielny (who i am not confident is up to the physical side of the premiere league) and Nordveit who has never played a league game and is very inexperienced. Jesus christ… we are one of the top 8 clubs in Europe and one of the richest and our fans are happy going into a season with only 3 CB’s that are experienced, 1 of which is a… Read more »
The Left Hand Of HENRY
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The Left Hand Of HENRY
6 years 1 month ago

no new goalkeeper = no new contract for arsene wenger as arsenal manager… I think it runs out next year

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