Germany defender, Shkodran Mustafi, has agreed personal terms with Arsenal according to the player’s agent. The Gunners are now set to discuss a transfer fee with Valencia in the coming days. Shkodran Mustafi Agrees Terms with Arsenal According to Agent Ali Bulut, Mustafi’s representative, told German website Spox.com, “Shkodran and Arsenal are in agreement. Now […] READ MORE
Tag: Per Mertesacker
Per Mertesacker has been an Unsung Hero for Arsenal this Season
When Per Mertesacker passed 30 years of age, his performances for Arsenal showed signs of being on the wane. He had never been famous for his pace, but his legs were showing signs of losing their power—as is usual for a man when he is in his thirties—during the 2014-15 season. He started to draw […] READ MORE
How Arsenal Can Stop Christian Benteke
Arsenal’s trip to Wembley for the FA Cup Final this Saturday will leave Arsene Wenger with a number of tactical headaches. As well as deciphering who to pick from a talented and competitive squad, there is also the issue of opposition talent to deal with, most prominently in the form of Christian Benteke for Aston […] READ MORE
AFCMO: Per Mertesacker, the end is nigh?
“I don’t [think] you can point the finger at one player after the Monaco game. It’s a big chance for Gabriel now, though. I think it could be a defining moment in changing Arsenal’s back four now, for sure.” ~Martin Keown, prior to the match against Everton The exclusion of Per Mertesacker was very telling […] READ MORE
Per Mertesacker: What Left for the BFG?
Per Mertesacker has drawn criticism from increasingly larger sections of Arsenal supporters this season, not that that is particularly shocking; it is rare that an Arsenal player will not be criticised by supporters at some point in his time at the club. The German World Cup winner, affectionately known as the “BFG” (let’s pretend it stands […] READ MORE
Philipp Lahm: Journey of a Legend
Philipp Lahm is one of the most recognised and respected players in the footballing world; he remained a one-club man during his whole career. The 31-year-old German international is a full-back and defensive midfielder for Bayern Munich and the previous captain of the German National Team, Die Mannschaft. Current captain of Bayern, many times Ballon […] READ MORE
Crisis for Arsenal Defence: Where is it Going Wrong?
Arsenal’s week has been a long way off what was expected. After a display of fantastic, free-flowing football against Burnley last Saturday in a 3-0 win, with talisman Alexis Sanchez scoring two and putting in an outstanding display, a Champions League home game against Anderlecht and a visit to the Liberty Stadium looked to be […] READ MORE
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 7 Tips
The first six weeks of the Premier League haven’t disappointed, action packed games, upsets and some fantastic goals have all been present thus far in the season. Gameweek 7 looks likely to continue this desirable trend, with Chelsea playing host to Arsenal in a mouth watering fixture as the weekend’s undeniable highlight. ‘Super Sunday’ also […] READ MORE
Arsenal: Modus Operandi – Captain TV, The Right Man? or Another?
The Situation When Thomas Vermaelen was made club captain, the decision was met with cheers from most Gooner faithful. He was playing with confidence, was steady, vocal and seemed to be on the rise. But that was then and this is now, and the reality is that through injury and sub-par play, he worked himself […] READ MORE
Arsenal: Modus Operandi – Formational Flaw or Personnel Problems?
Mates, welcome back to Arsenal: Modus Operandi – the column that seeks to make some form of sense from some of the most puzzling, questionable and even sublime decisions made by the players and staff at Arsenal Football Club. Today, we take a look at the match against Liverpool – yes, “again” – as the […] READ MORE