Friday, August 19, 2022

We’re ripe says Per

Per Mertesacker, who confirmed this morning via Arsenal’s ‘Twitter Takeover’ that you pronounce his name like the fruit, believes that the Gunners are maturing nicely and feeling confident ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City.

The German international, who missed the final three months of last season through injury, has been an ever-present so far this term having pushed Laurent Koscielny out of Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up.

Earning plaudits for his own performances at the back, the German made clear that the team’s current form bodes well for the rest of the season.

Speaking to after the win in Montpellier, the former Werder Bremen stopper stated:

“In the last year I think we’ve matured and we’re getting better this season. We are very happy to have the three points and go back to London.

“We are convinced that we can stay in the league, at the top, and that’s our target for Sunday,” he continued.

“Last year we lost at Man City. It was a very tight game so we will try to do better this time.

“I feel like we are in a better shape than last year, because we are now in a good shape from the beginning [of the season]. I think we are well prepared now.”

While Montpellier proved a real test on Tuesday night, there’s no doubting that the attacking threat posed by Manchester City will be the biggest test of the season so far. Fingers crossed the BFG and the rest of the back line can keep up their good form.

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Love our BFG! So happy he’s finally proving his doubters wrong.

Borneo Gooner

Indeed. Remember people slating him because he’s ‘slow’ according to many keyboard warriors out there. Heh, he might not be the fastest but he’s definitely a beast in defence! He’s the guy who would be in starting 11 for Germany when fit. That says a lot about him.


im from austria and actually, you pronounce his name more like “pair” then “pear”…




This oughta confuse ya.

Weather the whether is warm, weather the whether is hot, we have to put up with the whether, weather we like it or not.

Dr Baptiste

It’s confusing as you have your whethers/weathers the wrong way round. Other than that…..


Think of it as the difference between ‘there’ and ‘their’ or ‘deer’ and ‘dear’. Should be easy now.


Blogs and @allen are conversing. How wonderful.

Dr Baptiste

So I wonder ‘whether’ the ‘weather’ will be nice when I eat a ‘pear’ with a ‘pair’ of nurses while ‘their’ hosptial is over ‘there’ in the distance where they must use ‘patience’ for their ‘patients’. Slightly tortuous way of getting the same point across but fun nonetheless…. sort of

mertesacker's per

Did anybody else notice that our defence, with BFG in it, rarely goes per-shaped during counter attacks?


Little bit embarrassing, I’m actually from Hannover and it’s more ‘pare’ than ‘pair’.


funny as those two words are homophones in my book…they’re pronounced exactly the same, are they not? *smartypants mode off* I mean not that anyone cared, he’s the bfg anyway

the only sam is nelson

as already pointed out it’s a subtle difference, think “too” and “two”

Midfield Corporal

Twit or twat?

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Would you have used homophones as a joke if you had known they were homophones? Edward Woodward would, wouldn’t he?.

Midfield Corporal

We won’t tolerate homophonia on this site.


The bad thing is, in America, we have more homophones than in the UK due to our lax vowel policy. And it’s tough to be certain when a word, as pronounced in the UK, is a homophone.


Another way to think of it: “Van Persie” and “meatstick.” Same in pronouncitation, same in appearance.


I’m from arsenal fc and it’s fucking per!.


I’m quite sure I’m not the only one who pronounced ‘pair’, ‘pear’ and ‘pare’ outloud in front of my computer – and felt a little silly for it…


The problem is that even if you hadn`t pronounced them out loud, it wouldn`t have made you any smarter 🙂


I’m his dad and it’s pronounced “BFG”.


your not his Dad



Its the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you’re shit!


..or past tense…..Yore shit.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

I’d like to put my own spin on this shit…. yaw shit


Honestly, ya’all is shite.

kiss my arsenal



well if you were from an English speaking country you’d realise that “pear” and “pair” have no discernible auditory difference.


We’ve been out here six seconds and you’ve already managed to blow the routine! Sexless freak.

Dr Baptiste

*Joke zooms over Tom’s head*

Bob Smith



After repeating a handful of words over and over I can confirm that there is not the slightest difference, at least for a North London boy.

I went with ‘The weather or not, the whether or not’ again and again


The whether or knot


Confession: When I first looked at this article, I sat there for a good ten to fifteen seconds wondering what fruit “Mertesacker” was supposed to sound like.


Again, bit embarrassing lads. I’m from Munich and you actually pronounce it like “pair”, but with an American accent.

dink arnold

Just wanted to point out a nice anagram for our BFG

Per Mertesacker = Maker Respecter


But I say those the same.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

If you don’t stop being a clever dicky I shall start calling you Zak, Zach.


So as per Per, his name isn’t pronounced as per you’d expect it.

Santi cazorlas coming to town

Bring on Citeh!! I genuinely believe we can beat that lot.
Secretly quite glad that Nasri has torn a muscle in his vagina too!


HA! Brilliant!


Think we have a real chance of beating City knowing that they’ve played that long and ultimately fruitless match against Real, hope they’re all exhausted. And Cuntri’s out injured. And knowing Silva’s stamina, I would bet on Silva not starting for them. Lol.


If this article has taught us anything, it’s that our game against City won’t be fruitless.


Think that all the half wit pundits that pro-claimed that he was too slow and clumsy are eating a German made humble pie right now. If Kosceilny is to come back into the squad i think the only option would be in place of the Captain, as controversal as it is. Pear Mertesacker is just a different type of defender who brings balance to the back four, just as Arsenal are more balance all over the pitch this year.

Bring on Man Shitty!


Not to mention the patent pending Bould Flick, that Pear has brought to the near post, requiring two markers at corners!


I think at least a part of that criticism came out of the fact that his stats for pace was something like 39 on FIFA 12. In my experience, there are a lot of armchair experts out there who get their “knowledge” from Football manager, FIFA and other games.

Spoiler: It doesn’t work that way.

Dr Baptiste

Try telling David Moyes that….


A point i made on another Arseblog news article recently. I don’t claim to know all and sundry about the international sport of football, and i do play FIFA more than is probably healthy. But some pundits talk absolute bollocks, this includes some ex-Arsenal players such as Paul Merson who in my opinion needs to talk less when he’s on T.V, i like Ray Wilkins however and i believe Jamie Redknapp can sound intelligent from time to time. Anyway i suppose the moral of the story is that you should never judge a book by it’s cover. Hell i thought… Read more »

Midfield Corporal

It shows you that some people who have a voice in the media don’t actually know shit, they just form an opinion based on a newspaper article or hearsay. Christ some pundits even blamed him for the goal Sunderland scored when his ankle exploded. Koscielny suffered from the same negativity as is Giroud now. Where are those experts who proclaim Podolski was a bottler and not up to the challenge of a big club? Probably dissappeared up their own backsides.


So many pundits were saying Podolski was washed up and would be an EPL flop… before he had 3 goals in 3 games. Whoops.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Their own backsides ?

kiss my arsenal

true mate, im from ireland, and the sunday paper, every single sunday goes to town criticising arsenal, and one in particular, kevin palmer the bastard is called revels in running us down…i just hope that come may, we have some shiny new silverware to polish, and that he catches someone else in bed with his wife (ok, bit far but still that palmer is a top cunt)

Mertesacker's Long Legs

You always pick the best pictures


Have to agree. The choice of pictures is always excellent 🙂

Merlin's Panini

The photo looks like the little people trying to take down Gulliver.


so we have a gulliver and an olivier 😀

Arshavin's moustache

Hmmmmm….bring on woman shitty. Nasri tore a muscle? Nah..he’s scared. Doesnt wanna b under santi’s armpit.


what’s with you and you belong to the pubis family?

Merlin's Panini

“I feel like we are in a better shape than last year, because we are now in a good shape from the beginning [of the season]. I think we are well prepared now.”

I hope things don’t go Per shaped… *smirk*…


Dr Baptiste

*Brings out and hands Merlin his coat* Time to put this on me thinks…

Merlin's Panini

Thanks. It’s a bit moth eaten, but thanks.

Bob Smith

I’m pleased Pears in there doing a job this season. It’s an indication that the cavalier CB pairing AW has favoured for so long wasn’t perfect, i.e Kos-Verm, Toure-Gallas.


When Verm is concentrating, the Kos-Verm pairing is awesome. Stop nitpicking. We are blessed with 4 centerbacks that have performed. Djourou was great in 2010, Kos in 2011. Mert offers Wenger a different defensive dimension, it doesnt mean there was anything wrong with using Kos.
Mert has been a consistent performer from day 1 last season. It was mainly the press and the Samba/Cahill lovers that continually try to make something negative about his performance.
He was injured in February, and played no competitive football until the start of the season and his performances have been commendable.


3 day ban for saying Cahill. Starts now.


What a lovely cider he shall make!


“The tall figure of Mertesaker” will, for me, ever be known simply as Mert.


I hope Tevez and his ”bulldog like approach” doesn’t give us any hasstle this weekend!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Have you noticed how all the current scumbaggiest footballer’s names end in EZ ?

Suarez, Tevez, Nasrez, Van Pursez, Cashley Colez, Adebayez, John Terrez, Ryan Surecuntez



Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Murdersacker and the Verminator. I like it!

Two defenders, both with the cold, dead eyes of a killer.


Finally, it’s time for MERTESACKER EXTREEEEEEME!


The only shame about Per playing so well and Vermaelen being made captain is that Kos could well end up frozen out of the side (dependent on injuries of course) and i think he’s our best defender. I am slightly concerned when Per comes up against the likes of Aguero and Hazard as he’s vulnerable with the ball on the deck as well as the long ball over the top.

Dr Baptiste

From the looks of the team selections so far, Wenger does seem to be gearing the team towards the players they will face. If he feels Per/Vermaelen will be exposed for pace then Kos will come in. Also, there is still an awful lot of football to play.
I feel that Mertesacker’s style of play (positional rather than pace) will allow him to be a mainstay due to fatigue while Vermaelen and Koscielny will change.


The thing is, we know Wenger must prefer Kos to Mert purely on the grounds that Kos can be faster and gives the defensive formation a bit more versatility. But then again, you can’t take out a player when he’s in form.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

If there is a threat to our newfound defensive strength then it must be on the right side, where both Per and Jenkinson look a tad vulnerable with the ball at their feet and an opposition player pressing them. It might be good to bring Kos in if only because it will give us a bit more assurance on the left when we have the ball there. Having said that, I have no doubt that Jenkinson will gain confidence with the ball at his feet with each game he plays, and Per still seems to be improving too, so any… Read more »

Brian Mendoza

@Arsenal Hey Per, how’s the weather up there?

Per says: “It smells of little people! That is my usual response to that question!” #TwitterTakeover

I love this guy




Kos is ledge it bodes well. People forget injuries as soon as there is one we have the ledge to step in. It’s the way it should be win defend well amd keep the shirt. Football shouldn’t be won on paper and names it should be won on results and form. The message is clear play well and you keep the shirt don’t amd there is players waiting to step up. I think this will only have a positive effect on us. Our midfield is playing out of this world as there are loads of bodies capable to replace them.… Read more »


Did anyone notice the player standing by Gervinho? What was he thinking?

Dr Baptiste

FUCK! LOOK HOW BIG HE IS!!!!! or something along those lines

Midfield Corporal

As a very casual observer of twitter am I the only one who is finds it bizarre how active some fans are during an actual game. I’m too busy racking my nerves watching the game to feel the need to tweet ‘that’s a foul’ every time someone gets fouled. To me it’s on a par with the bloke in front of you texting during the match. Can you imagine if twitter had been around in 1989, Thomas charging through the midfield…….shall I go mental with delirium, no think I’ll send a fucking tweet.


I wonder how Arseblog does the liveblog also, how can you be that fast at typing as well as having to look at two screens?! I wonder if he’s bosseyed?

Midfield Corporal

Probably, but that could be down to all the rum he drinks……..or that he’s Irish, sorry Blogs if that’s mildly racist. 😉

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

I reckon Arseblog secretly doesn’t actually like football very much. His true happiness comes in writing for all of us. That’s what I reckon.

If it were my live blog it would be “Arsenal take the kick off. Now STFU and let me watch the bloody match!!!”

Probably a good thing it’s his live blog.


I agree. It’s pathetic. Nobody gives a shit about what the chumps tweet anyhow. I’ve said it before, twitter is for 16 year old girls.

Midfield Corporal


Gutbukkit Deffrolla


Fucking clever name, really.




Does per have big fucking german fingers aswell. I fear for that ipad on twitter takeover.

* mongrel on twitter.” I think you’re too slow for arsenal and you’re too tall.

*Mert…..*”bghhlfzell pghdzeffh”….*breaks ipad.

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toruc macto

Pair or pear, weather or wether… per or per and mertesaker Or mertesaker!

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

In case anybody was trying to remember the whole rhyme…..

Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not.

Kelvin Lukah Bikeri

These Arsenal boy are more strong, united and focused leaving them to be one of the strongest contenders of the premier league, champions league and the other trophies in contetion. This calls for exallent rotation in the squade during matches which will really cause headach to Arsene Wenger in choosing from the full house of well treamed lads. I don’t expect boys like Kocielny, Ramsey, Walcot, Alex, Wilsher, Rocisky, Arshavin Mannone etc to start on the bench all through as Per, Gibbs, Santos Podolski, Giroud etc continue on the pitch. We wanted this kind of squade to give Arsene headach… Read more »


I just got the headline after so many hours. It’s been a long day lol

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