On a serious level, and I mean deadly serious, I cannot believe that I am seeing Per Mertesacker being criticized for his Arsenal performances.
The man has played less than a handful of games for the club and some people are writing him off quicker than Mel Gibson's 2008 Maserati.
Ze German has played for his country at least 1000 times and has top-level experience in the Champions League.
Given these facts I think he should be given at least until next week to prove his worth.
We Gooners will give him time because he was a much-needed signing.
And given that Per is a self-confessed Gooner, who used to sneakily watch the Arsenal games at Highbury by peering over the North Bank stand, I believe he will get our support.
Some people need to remember the speed of the English game is far faster than its equivalent in Germany and we all know that Mertesacker isn't blessed with pace.
But I honestly think that after a few nights on the piss, eating some kebabs, and a court case for assault, Per will be up to speed like an Englishman in no time.
It seems more fashionable than Gok Wan at the moment to have a pop at Arsenal and these media 'bully's' are loving kicking us whilst we are seemingly down.
Per Mertesacker is an easy target, and not just because he is taller than the Eiffel Tower, but I have no doubt that he will make the 'doubters' eat their words once he has settled down at Arsenal and has a regular partner at the back.
He has too much class and in six months time that ability will show when he is adapted to the English game.
Keep It Goonerish........