Arsenal On The Verge Of Signing German International

By on April 1, 2011

Arsenal have a habit of signing youngsters, youngsters such as Ramsey and Walcott, but Wenger has opted for experience and he is all set to sign the German International Per Mertesacker.

Werder Bremen chiefs have made the clearest indication so far that they are intent on selling their German defender after a fairly dodgy season for Mertesacker. The Gunners have struggled to fill the centre-back role all season, with key player Thomas Vermaelen not having played since September and French signing Sebastien Squillaci failing to impress at the Emirates.

Arsenal are set to make a bid for the defender of approximately 6 million euros. Mertesacker has only 1 year remaining in his current contract with Werder Bremen and Bremen are seemingly intent of letting go of their German defender for some cash.

Arsenal have been struggling heavily with defensive injury troubles and at some points some accidental defensive mishaps. Arsenal are to boost their back four with the arrival of the German International.

The good form shown by Johan Djourou though is however a plus point for the Gunners. Per Mertesacker already has 73 caps to his name and a wealth of top level club experience and may well be suited to the physical nature of the Premier League and could be snapped up for as little as £6m as he only has one year left on his contract.

Werder’s general manager Klaus Allofs indicated that the club aren’t prepare to lose the players on a free:

‘If you are not going to hand out an extension to an outrunning contract then you need to know all the possibilities available to you,’ he said.

‘As soon as we are aware of our fate in the Bundesliga this spring, we are going to clarify [the situation] with these contracts.

‘We will be in talks.’

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6 Comments

  1. ayeni adebayo

    April 2, 2011 at 9:02 am

    please,mr. wenger take d money in time 2 go and sign centre back in time before another club will bring d higher demand u want 2 pay 4 d center back .pls AW move on it. Goodluck on it.

  2. ROKUDAIME

    April 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    go buy vertog… u know, the ajax guy,who’s a captain like vermalean or sahko in france that you’ve been tracking since he was 5. if neither meets ur standard, GARY CAHIL!

  3. Newmy

    April 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Mertesacker and Vertonghen would be my main summer buys this summer!!! Vrsajlka(R/B), Afellay(A/M), Falcao(F) as well and we will be ready to really challenge as long as Vermealen makes a full recovery!

  4. Dean

    April 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Please DON’T hes way too slow!!

    Please buy Sakho, Vrasaljko (if clichy goes), M’Vila/Vertongen, Hazard, and Benzema

    Sell Almunia, Squilaci, (clichy), Denilson, Diaby, Rosicky, Bendtner/Chamack and release poor performing loanees

    Send vela, bartley, Miquel, and other promising reserves out on loan and promote Miyiachi, Lansbury and Frimpong

    Next seasons squad could be…

    Gk – Schez, Fabi, Mannone
    Lb – Clichy/Vras, Gibbs, Botelho
    Cb – Sakho, Djour (song)
    Cb – Verm, Kosciel (Vertongen)
    Rb – Sagna, Eboue
    Cdm – Song, Vertongen/MVila, Frimpong
    Cm – Wilshere, Fab, Ramsey, Lansbury, (Nasri)
    Rw – Walcott, Hazard, Miyiachi
    Lw – Nasri, Arshavin
    St – Rvp, Benzema, Bendtner/ Chamack, (Walcott)

    Teams could be…

    ——————Schez—————–
    -Sagna—-Sakho——Verm—-Cli/Vra
    ——————Song——————
    ———–Fab———–Wil————
    -Haz——————————Nas–
    ——————Rvp——————-

    Subs from…
    Djour, kos, gibb, vert, Ramsey, wal, Arsh, benz, bendt/chamack

    2nd XI…

    ——————Fab——————-
    -Ebou—–Djou——Kos——-Gibb–
    —————–Vert——————–
    ———-Ram———Nas————-
    -Wal——————————Arsh-
    —————–Benz——————-

    Subs from…
    Manno, Bartle, botel, Frim, Lansbury, Miyia, Bendt/cham

    Other pos teams…

    ——————–Schez——————–
    -Sagna—–Verm——–Sakho—-Cli/Vra
    ———————Wil———————-
    ——Haz————————-Nas——-
    ———————Fab———————-
    ————Benz———-Rvp—————

    Subs from…
    Fab, Kos/djou, ebou/gib, Vert/song, ram, Wal, arsh, bendt/cham

    I know it’ll never happen, but if it did you can’t argue tha this is not a title winning team 🙂 pus it wont cos too much with the selling of the deadwood!!

  5. Donie

    April 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm

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