Thursday, 29 September 2011

Per-leeeeeease!

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........

32 comments:

OptimuM IconoclasT said...

Per is a self-confessed Gooner, who used to sneakily watch the Arsenal games at Highbury by peering over the North Bank stand---Brilliant!!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Wrighty!

Anonymous said...

he was horrid yesterday and has been horrid every game for us

Karen said...

I'm with you on this one Wrighty! I was delighted to see him join us. He has so much needed experience and height

Peter said...

Anonymous 19.52 - are you a Spurs fan? He was excellent yesterday.

Anonymous said...

reply to anonymous at 19:52. you need glasses. he and song were 2 of our best. the midfield was poor which exposed the back 4 at times who did an excellent job. their goal was due to poor defending on our part,but if you deem yesterdays performance "horrid you need to re-watch the match and learn the definition of horrid.

Anonymous said...

Dude... Ian Wright wore the number 8 shirt WTF?

Anonymous said...

mertesacker has actually played quite well for us. he still needs the "bedding in" time.

his reading of the game isnt far behind vermaelen and koscielny. he doesnt have a lot of pace but has a good positional sense.

hopefully vermaelen and koscielny return quickly so mertesacker and djourou for that matter can play with some confident cbs. song did well last night but he is a DM....

Gunnernate said...

Anonymous - how the hell can you say that? Your talking absolute sh1te my friend. People like you irritate me, moan, moan and moan about getting a new defender, then when we finally get one, you don't even give him a chance to settle I'n. Do me a favour and flock off.

Anonymous said...

i thought he had a good game last night, but on saturday he did go forward leaving kosser to mark two, a diagonal ball over the top would have left us exposed!

Anonymous said...

The shit thrown at Arsenal from fans and press alike is staggering. If you looked at the newspapers the last couple of days you would've thought Arsenal lost in the Champions League whilst the other 3 Cash-Cows all won!

We conceded 8 at United with an absolute shadow squad. Worst defence in the league? Ask yourself this question - which side has conceded the most shots against them - and while you're at it, who has more clean sheets, Arsenal or United.

We won't win the league for one major reason - other teams will go belly up against United & City and not even try to win the game because the press has brainwashed the nation that these two teams are invincible.

But a shiny Champions League Trophy in May.....?

Anonymous said...

Spot on Wrighty!

And Frank McClintock can fuck right off too!
Just 'cos his bum-boy Graham got sacked he's been a snipey little bitch ever since. Fuck off you Scottish Cunt!

Anonymous said...

Koscielny and Djourou have made him look like a 6ft 6 cunt.
I think hell turn out decent next to Vermaelen

gimmeg6 said...

yea i dont get it either
second game for us with a dm like song as his partner and people forget that
he was brilliant last game
won all aireal challenges and didnt put in a foot wrong not to blame for the goal which was somewhat of a slap to the face and not to mention the numerous clearances he made
ppl who slating per are either 1.a spud 2. stupid 3. related to john cross( mirror journo)

Anonymous said...

IMO Meter has been great so far, however, you guys do realise that unfortunately the vast majority of our "fans" are retarded right?

The Gunnersaurus is for them, not for the kids!

The Gunnersaurus is the only thing I am yet to hear any retards moaning about, so I think my theory is pretty sound.

:)

John-Paul Cain said...

Not blessed with pace??? LOL Check the last world cup stats, he is actually as fast as Rooney, and much much faster than Terry. Just looks slow cos of his height.

Anonymous said...

Ok,I will try to say this diplomatically.
Those knocking Mertesacker have absolutely no brains,and even less knowledge of the game......complete morons.
Unbelievable,naive,ignorant......stupid.
I am sick to death of reading these gooses who keep flogging their own agendas,whatever they may be,as their relentless negative comments do nothing but show how ridiculous they are.
I tried.

John-Paul Cain said...

Speed stats at:

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/southafrica2010/statistics/players/distanceandspeed.html

Hate statements without facts.

Dada said...

Finally a Blogger with some sense who doesn't get manipulated by the media!! Per has been decent and will gt better and better. People saying he's slow don't realise how lanky he is that one Per stride is probably 4 Arshavin strides!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 21:15...

Your comments are totally out of order !... They played for Arsenal and deserve better than your foul mouth !

Tai Obasi, Lagos said...

I feared Per might start poorly or averagely. Knowing the English press and their bias against Arsenal and Germany, I knew the giant German was in for the frying. But alas, Per got off the mark flying. Only Vermalaen adapted to the Prem better.

I was so relieved he wasn't part of the own goal crisis at Blackburn or the press would have destabilised him by now. But he gets better every game. Against Olympiacos, he was excellent. Whoever thinks otherwise is no Arsenal fan.

Anonymous said...

John Paul, You are the man. Some proper FACTs. not the regurgitation of media drivell.

Anonymous said...

I like this article. Come on Arsenal, let's smash the scum

Anonymous said...

agree with guy who called mclintock a cunt. the stuff that jock said on talksport is a fuckin disgrace, fuck these explayers that attack the club, they lose all their status if they do that.

Anonymous said...

I can only agree that frank mclinock is a cunt just listened to his talksport interveiw call yourself a fucking arsenal legend he's a fucking knob what next from him will it be my best mate stroller should still have the arsenal job still o can think of £250,0000 reason why he hasn't

Scottish Gun. said...

@ Anonymous 29 September 2011 21:15:

Agreed McClintock was out of order, but I don't feel the word 'Scottish' needs to be put next to 'cunt', just cunt would do. You horrible little man.

Scottish Gun said...

Per has put in some ok performances, the best was mid-week IMO. He has himself admitted they are not up to a standard he feels is acceptable so give him time, plus the same Cb partner to play with every game would help a lot.

Xality said...

For those who havent gone to the link with the official FIFA stats...

Our "SLOW" defender was FASTER than Christiano Ronaldo in the World Cup according to the FIFA Stats and just as fast as Wayne Rooney.

Per MERTESACKER 28.35 Km/h
Christiano RONALDO 28.11 km/h

The problem we have as I said is that fans at the moment open the back page of a paper like The Sun and if some idiot says x player is too slow then they believe it.

Just like the majority of our fans are under the impression that Theo Walcott only has pace and does not have a footballing brain.

Then can you explain to me why according to the stats he was almost twice as effective as Nasri and Gareth Bale?

Theo scored and provided more assists than Nasri and Bale put together... but our fans think he is crap because he hasnt got a football brain... what a lot of "£$$£

Our fans need to open their eyes and stop this blind witch hunt against our players and staff.

Anonymous said...

I think you should stop talking out of your fucking anus. Mertesacker is slow and ponderous. If Wenger does not change the system he will get found out if he positional play is not 100% - so we should wait and see.

He also has the problem of playing next to a spastic called Koscielny, who goes diving in every 5 seconds and has the positional sense of a drunken chimpanzee.

Anyone would think we had just won the league, your fake positivity and dumbass bravado doesn't fool anyone. What you lot know about football you could struggle to write on the back of a postage stamp.

Shishir said...

Yeah I don't get the criticism either! For the most part he's been very good! I don't see how everybody seems to miss completely every good tackle or interception he makes, and keep going back the generic insult of 'he's too slow'. Fuck that, who said all defenders need to be as fast as Usain Bolt anyway??

And Anonymous at 07:48; totally agree with you. These former players having a pop whenever they get the chance is just a load of shite and has to be stopped soon.

sharivan said...

Per is playing for Germany, an ATTACKING team. He suits to our style since I see Germany adopted some of our passing style.

Anonymous said...

the lanky wanker is championship at best, the turning circle of the qe2, u morons are so deluded, i love to come here for a laugh, its like the benno, scum style