Mertesacker has pop at German press for repeating British press

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Although we didn’t see the story in the British press about Per Mertesacker wanting to leave Arsenal/being made surplus to requirements in the middle of the season, we’re quite sure it existed.

This is the same press that gleefully announces the departures of players who have been dropped for a couple of games. Such are the sensitivities of these special snowflakes that they can’t even think about the prospect of, you know, working hard to get their place back and playing better so they keep it.

So when Per Mertesacker, away on international duty, was asked about the possibility of he and Arsenal parting ways, he wasn’t slow in reminding his countrymen that they ought to do a bit more research.

“You all just re-printed a news item from the British press without even researching it,” scoffed the BFG.

“They don’t just drive on the other side of the road there, things also work differently in the UK media – there’s more unfounded speculation than on the stock exchange! I’m very happy at Arsenal and want to stay to build on the reputation and respect I’ve earned so far.

“I don’t consider a return to Germany. I am under contract with Arsenal and I am planning to stay on at Arsenal for more years from now.”

Consider yourselves told, Gernalists!

Thanks to Arser, Wolfi, for the translation of the Kicker story.

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Henners
Henners
7 years ago

We have deffo got a big fucking german

goontang
goontang
7 years ago
Reply to  Henners

Never have liked the abreviation “defo” .. sounds too much like that midget buck toothed sp*rs striker.

Did I just ruin it for anyone else? Good.

Henners
Henners
7 years ago
Reply to  goontang

Sorry, it’s my essex roots, init blud.

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson
7 years ago
Reply to  Henners

indeed, it’s why i don’t have a Roberts radio in the house. It’s also why I turned down a job as a hod carrier, and why i won’t sit on a bale of hay (although at festivals where they’re used as pissoirs i’m only too happy to oblige). I only hope and pray they never sign anyone called Lager.

AgentITK
AgentITK
7 years ago

I know what you mean. I was in a spot of bother last year: either keep my Arsenal-colours duvet or stop having brief periods of sleep in the day. Never both.

the only sam is nelson
the only sam is nelson
7 years ago
Reply to  AgentITK

too right. i had to leave the krishnas a couple of years back for the same reason. do you know where they were when I joined? ROCK BOTTOM that’s where. Down to the bare bones.

Gearoid Kelly
Gearoid Kelly
7 years ago

Fantastic! And what an analogy, comparing the media to the stock exchange. Now I see why Arteta was praising Per’s intelligence in his Arseblog interview.

Lec
Lec
7 years ago
Reply to  Gearoid Kelly

Wow blogs interviewed arteta?
One question, Did you…..did you touch his hair? *giggles*

Pete
Pete
7 years ago

Gotta love Per!

Q
Q
7 years ago

Fuckin’ love Mert, class act.

gunn cabinet
gunn cabinet
7 years ago

Per-fect response.

Rocky4ever
Rocky4ever
7 years ago

Per fect

UndercoverMancGooner
UndercoverMancGooner
7 years ago

There’s more unfounded speculation than on the stock exchange!

some absolutely top class German humour right there, made me giggle.

blah
blah
7 years ago

I am friends with a German girl who works for a magazine in Berlin. Her job is to write travel reviews about holiday destinations. The problem is she doesn’t visit the destinations, she just gets it all off of the internet but writes the articles giving the impression she has been there.

Fuzz
Fuzz
7 years ago
Reply to  blah

Does she shave her armpits?

Micko
Micko
7 years ago
Reply to  Fuzz

I think they ( German ladies ) have caught up with the rest of the world with shaving now but you can’t beat a bit of bush…

Tenzo
Tenzo
7 years ago
Reply to  Micko

Indeed you can’t my friend.

Good-Bloke
Good-Bloke
7 years ago
Reply to  Micko

You can beat around it, but its widely advised, not to.

ArseneIsYourDaddy
ArseneIsYourDaddy
7 years ago
Reply to  Micko

Dive into the jungle head first my friend !

Othello
Othello
7 years ago

Per is awesome! I am glad he is at arsenal!

jack jack jack
jack jack jack
7 years ago

Good stuff, you tell ’em Per.

Also the Carl Jenkinson’s dad-related headlines are killing me.

Okponesip004
Okponesip004
7 years ago

Speaking like the boss you are! Always the boss,the per-fect boss

Goon
Goon
7 years ago

Training ground enforcer!

The Dude
The Dude
7 years ago

I am glad we have Arseblog News to act as a bullshit filter for the press, although I do secretly enjoy reading the utter horse shit sometimes, with the accompanying comments from African people praising Song.

DoubleDoubleDouble
DoubleDoubleDouble
7 years ago

How do I know this story is true?

This may all be an elaborate bluff by Arseblog, knowing that people won’t check any German sources to see if he really did say these things, in the hope that they repeat these things elsewhere, in order to prove your story on the front page about people posting things without checking sources.

Talismanicfrontman
Talismanicfrontman
7 years ago
Reply to  arseblog

The translation Is Not Great though.

He Said that speculation is Not only on the Stock Exchange but also in Football.

He also questioned why he Would want to Leave when he PlayS regularly and Enjoys the Trust of the Manager.

Sorry for all the capitals im using a non English iPad

Michu
Michu
7 years ago

I don’t like this guy, I mean as a footballer, cb.
Too slow. Clumsy. N I find him very nervy and shaky. Not good in the air as well, all that height just an illusion.
Him at the back doesn’t quite give that assured feel. Not that kos’s any better or the capable vermaelen has been this season.
I would love to see a new cb paired alongside vermaelen.
Bye per, kos. Djourou, sqid idt I need to mention.

Jim Jimminy
Jim Jimminy
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Safe to say you might be missing something.

Jim Jimminy
Jim Jimminy
7 years ago
Reply to  Jim Jimminy

Eyeballs for example.

LG
LG
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

You’re Bizzare.

TO Gooner
TO Gooner
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Hey Michu, is this a continuation of the hissy fit you threw after the way Kos and Mert owned you last game?

yea well
yea well
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

I don’t like you as an English speaker.

A N Other
A N Other
7 years ago

What a Per-former?

Michu
Michu
7 years ago

Ok, all those who think he got what it takes, mark my words, he’ll cost us games. Kos has already cost us so many.
We need bullies at the back. Per, n kos both are plain weak.
And this particular wish of mine to see a SOLID CB PAIRING looks like, will have to wait at least another couple of season.
I hope the attack can compensate. 4th place trophies for another couple of years again. I’m slowly getting used to. Happy to finish above spurs and play the CL. Oh, to be a gooner, these days.

Jim Jimminy
Jim Jimminy
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Let me guess…chris samba?

A Twat with a Keyboard
A Twat with a Keyboard
7 years ago
Reply to  Jim Jimminy

Don’t be ridiculous, he is clearly talking about Gary Cahill for a paring I’ve heard Mark Lawrensen saying that helps. And he should know he talks to Alan Shearer one of the finest pundits in the business.

Sorry blogs, I know you don’t like people turning to insults but this Michu guy really is a brainless cunt.

A Twat with a Keyboard
A Twat with a Keyboard
7 years ago

Gary Cahill has English passion, the only thing a centre back needs. Fuck positioning, speed or a brain. Just English Passion. Our centre backs lack that. Get in Cahill or maybe even Bramble.

Anon
Anon
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Give it up, most of us on here are sensible enough to know his qualities to trust him as one of our decent center backs. What is more surprising to us is you having a pop at Mertesacker and not caring to mention Vermaelen in any sentence at all. Of course you’re citing his physical attributes, but you don’t coach him, and you ignore his performances that have helped us greatly to victory. While Djourou might have a case in saying he wasn’t used properly, it’s highly disrespectful to the German international (mind you, Germany one of the best national… Read more »

Johnny Jensen's Bender
Johnny Jensen's Bender
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Well we’ve only conceded one more than the Mancs and two more than Chelscum. So we can’t be all bad. Personally, I think its a combination of finishing, ball retention in the final third and most of all confindence that have cost us games. Michu, you’re just stuck in a cycle of negativity where you can only see the bad in players. Plus you probably don’t have the intelligence to see the good Per brings to our defence. I agree, he is ungainly and not the quickest but I seem to remember a certain Mr Adams having the same qualities… Read more »

Michu
Michu
7 years ago

I don’t understand y is it so hard for everyone to see the obvious shit defenders we have?
I dont think I find any of our cbs assuring.
Verm has dropped so much form this year, I still believe in him but then the stats are against him. And I wouldn’t wanna argue with an idiot bringing out stats to defend.
Bottomline, kos n per are shit. We need replacements. N it’s not the grass is greener on the other side. Johnny evans is even shitter. Fact.

Anon
Anon
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Oh cool, someone who thinks stats are a shit tool to measure a player’s utility.

Rather than papering cracks of a player, shouldn’t stats paint a picture of a team and the gears’ cohesiveness as well as its weak / strong points?

You know you’re delusional when you think someone who uses stats as a way of interpretation is stupid. You’re just like them pundits at this point.

Michu
Michu
7 years ago
Reply to  Anon

N do you realise you sound so annoying?
I’m just saying you can’t always rely on stats.
It’s not that hard to see and make out how good a player is after some 10,20 games.
N so far, kos and per don’t look top quality, by a long long shot.
Verm everyone knows has had a poor season, but you know the quality is there.

Anon
Anon
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

How did you just try to objectively rate Kos and Per and rely on subjectivity to rate Vermaelen? Did you realize you lost a lot of credibility there? You should go to your school’s debate club to learn fallacies and logic etc.

The '92 Away Kit
The '92 Away Kit
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

As lovely as i’m sure your posts are, i’m not going to be reading them until you spell words.

AP
AP
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

@Michu, I don’t need stats to tell me you really need to F off.

Jim Jimminy
Jim Jimminy
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Seeing as you like stats, have you seen the one where arsenal has the best away defence this season? The defence isn’t nearly as bad as you are suggesting. I also dont see how replacing 2 out of 3 first team CBs would help at all. We would be back to new players settling in and familiarising themselves with players they dont know.

Pete
Pete
7 years ago

I didn’t know Vincent Kompany was mouldy.

We’ve produced the 3 of the current best left-backs in the league (Cole, Clichy and Gibbs).

Toure and Sol Campbell were pretty good.

Lauren, Eboue and Sagna were pretty good right-backs.

Pete
Pete
7 years ago
Reply to  Pete

Oh, it seems the post I was replying too was deleted, which makes my post seem pretty random now….

Michu
Michu
7 years ago
Reply to  Pete

Wtf? I noticed another comment of mine deleted as well. I thought it was an error n I reposted the comment.
Wtf blogs??? Now I can’t just post my opinions???

Anon
Anon
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

You should read the comment policy before you start.

“We reserve the right to edit/delete comments as we see fit.”

Reading your posts, I understand why you’re surprised.

yea well
yea well
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

And. It’s fucking AND.

InTheArse
InTheArse
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Michu: TROLLED!!!!

Michu
Michu
7 years ago

I’m talking cbs.
The full backs we have right now are excellent actually.
Gibbs, jenki, monreal, sagna no problemo.
The cbs, big problemo.
Idk y every fucking body gets so defensive when I’m nothing more than stating the truth.

Jim Jimminy
Jim Jimminy
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

You’re stating opinion.

Michu
Michu
7 years ago
Reply to  Jim Jimminy

I’m. But, I’m surprised so many have a different opinion or is it the way I said it? Idk.
Cos I dont think anyone thinks we have two top quality cbs in kos and per. That’s nuts.

Jim Jimminy
Jim Jimminy
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Clearly they do. It seems you are in the minority on this one.

Anon
Anon
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

B: “I’m nothing more than stating the truth.”
A: “You’re stating opinion.”
B: “I’m. But, I’m surprised so many have a different opinion or is it the way I said it?”

Wow. Just wow.

Kos and Per aren’t the best, but they are good. Per has his own strengths the way Vermaelen has his own. Just dismissing Per as absolute shit because he is slow is like saying Jenkinson is great just because he has pace.

tamergooner
tamergooner
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

for me personally i think if vermalean is at his best and kos is at his best, kos is better! kos in matches against barce and some others a few years back was incredible

Anon
Anon
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Sometimes the best response to ignorance, that or trolling, is the cold shoulder I guess. Here’s a collection of the classic hits to convince you that he is either ignorant / troll: “I’m nothing more than stating the truth” “I don’t understand y is it so hard for everyone to see the obvious shit defenders we have?” (obv because you are still 12) “We need bullies at the back. Per, n kos both are plain weak.” If only you coached Bayern Munich… “Idk y every fucking body gets so defensive” are we? You’re the one using absolutely weak arguments to… Read more »

Michu
Michu
7 years ago
Reply to  Anon

I guess you sound more like the troll or the 12 yr you see in me.
I’m merely putting in my opinion and frankly gobsmacked(or a better word) that ppl think per and kos have what it takes to make it at the top level.
I can’t wait to see their back and some solid machines recruited.

Anon
Anon
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

And what was your arguments again? Just that they are not bullies? Do you have any facts other than your subjective take on them?

phoeniciangooner
phoeniciangooner
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Can’t make it at the top level? You should go rewatch that tie against Barcelona in which Koscielny basically made Messi his b*****.

LG
LG
7 years ago

Why have you chosen the name of an enemy player? Not ‘the’ enemy admittedly but ‘an’ enemy? Statistics, if you are avid and follow, actually show how good they are and how wrong you are. Top of the league united have shipped 31 and tottenham 37 to our 32. We have the 4th stingiest defence in the league whereas even Liverpool have scored more. The problem is the balance and thus not an issue brought about by ‘shit’ cb’s but either an inherent weakness in all positions or the sign of a team that started its last game with –… Read more »

Michu
Michu
7 years ago
Reply to  LG

May be it’s a sly dig at the kind of signings we should be doing. Ok, trying but failing miserably.
Chamakh, squid, per, kos, park, gervinho, giroud.
But, honestly, I think michu’s super cool. I wish the defenders we have had half the composure he has.

LG
LG
7 years ago

I can imagine you going slightly red in the face at our ignorance.

greencardusa
greencardusa
7 years ago

So a few hours ago I copied Mertersaker’s full response and submitted to Skysports as a comment to their article that was edited to leave out his criticism of British media. And, three hours later it is yet to appear – despite only 7 comments, mostly nasty, appearing. What would we do without a free press?

Michu
Michu
7 years ago

Lol. N what have we done at games that matter? Shipped in lousy goals. 3 against bayern, all avoidable ones. That’s where we need them stats, where’s the stats now? We need consistent, reliable cbs. Kos, per totally don’t fit the bill. N I’m not trolling. I’m not sure if I’m totally unbiased or going may be a bit over just cos the response although negative it generates, the troll prolly enjoys that. Whatever, I’ve been thoroughly disappointed with the recruitment of kos and per. I was expecting top quality and they aren’t, by quite a long shot. Anyway, idt… Read more »

Anon
Anon
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

“Shipped in lousy goals. 3 against bayern, all avoidable ones.” You do realize Vermaelen was playing at left back that day and most of Bayern’s attack came at the expense of our left flank right? You do realize that defending is a team game and you can’t expect the center back to have a great game when their left flank isn’t the best and they still have to deal with other top class players. Kos and Per, again, were never ‘the best defenders’, they have their own strong niches, and your completely ignoring of that has been so apparently ignorant… Read more »

Michu
Michu
7 years ago
Reply to  Anon

Ok I clearly remember the first goal, not closing down kroos. N I’m preety sure verm isn’t to blame. Moreover, against spurs, where’s the so called positional awareness of per gone??? Super lousy goals. Ok, I think verm was playing as well, but these are mere examples. Sometimes we concede, sometimes we don’t despite a dodgy defence. The bayern 2nd leg was bayern unlucky not getting a goal, if you’re honest with yourself. They had far more attempts and basically unlucky not to score one. N they didn’t even need to. N I’ve said per is shit cos he’s slow,… Read more »

Chinaman
Chinaman
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

You trying to blame Per for the goals we conceded at WHL?

Watch this, http://youtu.be/rKm85q3t6bQ?t=8m25s Gary Neville analysing the goals. His criticism of Vermaelen and Monreal. He doesn’t blame Per.
Do you want to say G Neville got it all wrong?

Johnny Jensen's Bender
Johnny Jensen's Bender
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

‘IDG’
‘IDK’
‘Super lousy’
‘Ultra slow’
‘N’

You are either 60+ and trying to be ‘down with the kids’, or under 16 trying to play grown up.

But clearly you’re more intelligent than all of us and Arsene, so colour me a dick.

Aero
Aero
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Boooooring!!!!

Save it for the end of the season!!!!

yea well
yea well
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

It’s MAYBE not MAY BE.

Rodders1971
Rodders1971
7 years ago

@MICHU- among other things you can’t type or spell,but can you read?If so I’d try the ‘Arseblog comments policy’…
it’s fuckin’ excellent.

Jim Jimminy
Jim Jimminy
7 years ago

Ok michu, give us some examples from this season where mertesacker has been directly responsible for goals conceded…

Michu
Michu
7 years ago
Reply to  Jim Jimminy

His mere presence. He’s slow. Can’t rely on him as last man.
He doesn’t deal with air balls, that’s a cb’s job if you ask me.
He isn’t strong, or fast basically and never wins the ball on his territory. A faster or stronger player easily gets before.
Now if you observe kompany or vidic, you see them totally dominating their territory.

Joeos
Joeos
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

He has been capped 86 times by Germany since 2004, missing out on additional caps through injury. Germany are second in the FIFA World Rankings. Your assessment is clearly not shared by the German selectors who have a track record of success.

Chinaman
Chinaman
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

It seems you have a hatred for Per and so you are trying to blame him for every defensive lapses.

Every defender can make mistakes. All our defenders have too, in some game or the other; including Vermaelen. This year there has also been a lack of cover from the midfield for our backline. So trying to blame Per for it all is grossly unfair.

You are entitled to your hatred for Per, please do not try and shove it down everyone’s throat. We all watch our matches and are capable of judging for ourselves.

Michu
Michu
7 years ago
Reply to  Chinaman

My hatred is nothing out of football.
I’m may be massively disappointed at what he turned out to be after all the hype.
I was expecting a big fucking german who can well fuck the forwards.
But, heck, he’s WEAK!
I think strength and composure are the key attributes to a cb and sadly, per has none required at a top level.

Jim Jimminy
Jim Jimminy
7 years ago
Reply to  Michu

Answers my question perfectly, thank you. .

SickofThisPuffycoat
SickofThisPuffycoat
7 years ago

I gotta say I share (a little bit) Michu’s thoughts about Mertesacker. He’s a decent defender and seems like an intelligent guy, but too often he’s beaten by attackers. You can see the technical abilitiy : his passes are perfect, his tackles are clean and he’s good at intercepting the ball. But every time he’s one-on-one with the attacker, I’m thinking ‘oh shit’… and he does NOT get enough balls in the air considering his height. Considering Kos, I have to disagree with you. I think he’s a top-class defender. Fast-paced, good tackler, great in the air and almost as… Read more »

Anon
Anon
7 years ago

This is the style of argument that I can get serious with, and whoever that guy is can learn from. Considering Per, right now imo he’s something like the Arteta of our defence. Teams like to press high against us usually because we’ll just be passing between Arteta and Mert (stats don’t lie), and honestly I would be more worried if it was Arteta to Kos/Verm. Per rarely loses the ball while in possession as well with his 92% pass success %, while in truth he does get dribbled twice every 5 games (okayish) and he is poor in tackling,… Read more »

Anon
Anon
7 years ago
Reply to  Anon

foonote:

To put context to the “get dribbled twice every 5 games” (0.4), Nacho who as we know has been prone to not covering wingers that they can come inside has 0.8 (in 5 games and the most notable team was Sp*rs as well) while Santos who has had a bad day has 1.5 (3 apps, 5 subs)

TO Gooner
TO Gooner
7 years ago
Reply to  Anon

I very much agree with most of that. Especially your point about a ‘niche’ defender. I think any team in the world would be happy to have Mert, especially teams with strong midfields who press high up. Mert isn’t the best one-on-one because of his size doesn’t allow him to accelerate as quick, but his reactions (given his blocks and interceptions figures) are excellent. His flaw is only really exposed when tracking back from the high-line, especially when defending quick breaks, but honestly that is more of a team job than anything else they do on a pitch. Our fullbacks… Read more »

A Twat with a Keyboard
A Twat with a Keyboard
7 years ago

By the way what to people think about Wigan’s Callum McManaman getting away with that horrendous tackle on Massadio Haidara? Same old “not that type of player business”. A Also that ridiculous rule that if a ref sees it, it can’t be punished later. I mean, what? “Sorry we can’t send this rapist murderer to jail, I know he raped and killed someone, but the policemen who saw it didn’t arrest him.” F.A. need to sort this out, it’s happened to many times before. Apologies, I know it has nothing to do with the article but I wanted to know… Read more »

Tenacious Defence
Tenacious Defence
7 years ago

Utterly ridiculous. The linesman says he saw it, didn’t consider it serious, so they can’t “re-referee” the incident. Common sense should prevail and the guy should be given a 3 match ban for a reckless studs-up challenge.

Lec
Lec
7 years ago

Michael Owen’s professional career actually ended in the summer of 2004, when he lost his soul in a game of chance with Satan.

davo57
davo57
7 years ago

The Arsenal defense is average, the midfield is soft and up front we need someone who knows where the goal is.
24 points off the pace out of all the trophies, eight years of failure. Time for a change

Mate Kiddleton
Mate Kiddleton
7 years ago
Reply to  davo57

What if I told you supporting a club is not only about trophies

Joeos
Joeos
7 years ago
Reply to  davo57

Time indeed for you to change to something that brings you joy, if such a thing exists.

Eggster
Eggster
7 years ago

davo57…. meh

Lec
Lec
7 years ago

They’re twats then they’re Davo57s’- bigger twats.

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InTheArse
InTheArse
7 years ago

I think Michu finally slept. Please don’t wake him up…

Samdodgeman
7 years ago

Koscielny’s not good enough? Trying telling that to Lionel Messi.

Nathan
Nathan
7 years ago

Per was actually at fault for the 1st and second goals we conceded against brighton.. Brighton aren’t exactly barcelona are they, although I believe per isn’t far from being WC,once he gets a tad more pace,he needs to communicate with whoevers standing between the sticks more