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Confirmed Team News: Arsenal vs Bayern Munich

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Arsenal team to play Bayern Munich Our team to play @FCBayern: Cech, Bielik, Mertesacker, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil,...

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Arsenal retirement announced with academy role arranged

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Per Mertesacker will hang up his playing boots in 12 months time, and has been handed the role of Academy Manager at Arsenal from next season. The German international has been the club's captain for the past year, and is known for his influence on and off the pitch. A role in the Gunners backroom [.

Critics made me stronger says Mertesacker

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London (AFP) – Per Mertesacker says his key role in Arsenal’s FA Cup final triumph was fuelled by the critics who claimed he was past his best.

With Arsenal’s defence ravaged by injury and suspension, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger handed Mertesacker his first appearance in the starting line-up for 392 days in Saturday’s Wembley showpiece against Chelsea.

Critics made me stronger says Mertesacker

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London (AFP) – Per Mertesacker says his key role in Arsenal’s FA Cup final triumph was fuelled by the critics who claimed he was past his best.

With Arsenal’s defence ravaged by injury and suspension, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger handed Mertesacker his first appearance in the starting line-up for 392 days in Saturday’s Wembley showpiece against Chelsea.

Mertesacker returns to inspire Arsenal’s Cup glory

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London (AFP) – Over a year after Per Mertesacker last started for Arsenal, the German defender came in from the cold to provide the inspiration for his side’s dramatic FA Cup final victory over Chelsea on Saturday.

With Arsenal’s defence ravaged by injury and suspension, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger handed Mertesacker his first appearance in the starting line-up for 392 days.

Does Mertesacker still have a role to play at Arsenal?

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Per Mertesacker is claimed to be in line for a new contractat present, but what role will he have to play for Arsenal next season? The German international is yet to play a single match this term, having fallen foul of injury in pre-season, and is only nearing a return to action in the coming [...]

Arsenal considering January transfer for £70,000-per-week World Cup winner

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Arsenal are considering the option of sending Per Mertesacker on loan in January. The 32-year-old is yet to play this season after injuring a knee in a friendly in July.

Mertesacker, world cup winner with Germany, suffered a setback on his return to training this month as he picked up a fresh calf problem.

Arsenal handed TRIPLE injury boost as EPL race heats up

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Even though it looks like Arsenal have gotten over the recent deep in form and results, while managing to minimise the damage that the nasty month of November often inflicts, the task of winning the Premier League still looks like it will be a very tough one. Chelsea may be riding their luck but under [.

Why are Arsenal yet to extend Cazorla and others contracts?

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Santi Cazorla is out of contract come the end of the season, so why have Arsenal failed to extend his deal? The Spaniard has been one of our most influential players this season, being one of the first names on the teamsheet when fit, and I can think of no reason why he would be [...]

Mertesacker on his way back to the Arsenal bench

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Mertesacker reveals his recovery plan back to full fitness! It was announced earlier today that whilst one Arsenal superstar has an injury concern that'll frighten the Gunners faithful, there's another player that is progressing well towards an early recovery. Alexis Sanchez who is currently away with Chile, has got the Arsenal medical team stressing with [.

Serie A star to replace Arsenal’s BFG in January?

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The Arsenal captain and centre back Per Mertesacker is still out of action with the knee injury he picked up in pre-season. The chances are that Arsene Wenger was going to use the summer transfer market to boost our defence anyway but the long term absence of the World Cup winning German made it even [.

Proof that Wenger made a BIG mistake with Arsenal captain?

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The good news for the Arsenal club captain Per Mertesacker is that the recovery from the knee injury that the World Cup winning centre back picked up in the pre-season game against Lens is still going well. But with the BFG still a couple of months away from a comeback, the good news for Arsene [...]

Mustafi the leader AND defender Arsenal have needed?

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One of the criticisms that has been aimed at Arsene Wenger and Arsenal over the last 10 years, while the Gunners never really came close to winning the Premier League title that we all want, was that he failed to recruit the players that Arsenal needed. It was not just that the Frenchman seemed to [.

Why Mustafi can be perfect partner for Arsenal’s Koscielny

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One of the big problems for Arsenal and the other Premier League clubs this summer in the transfer market was the fact that the rest of the world seems to see us as huge cash machines. We do have a lot of money thanks to the increasingly huge TV deals but it means that the [...]

Why Wenger? Arsenal name injured Mertesacker as club captain

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has named Per Mertesacker as their club's manager for the new season, despite the fact that he will miss the opening five months of the campaign. Previous captain Mikel Arteta left the club at the end of his contract this summer, before joining Manchester City's backroom staff as one of Pep [.

Gabriel injury to see Arsenal sign defender this week?

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You could not make it up, but for Arsenal fans who have become used to the terrible bad luck of the club on the injury side of things, it was somehow typical that we were hit by another blow. The fact that it was Gabriel, when the defence was already so thinly spread after Mertesacker's [...]

Signs Valencia are ready to sell Mustafi to Arsenal?

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I could be wrong about all of this, but it does strike me as a little strange for La Liga's Valencia to come to England for a couple of pre-season games and bring their German international centre back with them if he really had no chance of featuring in the matches. The fact that Shkodran [...]

Has Wenger found the perfect Arsenal captain in Cazorla?

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Before he picked up a knee injury in the first Arsenal match of pre-season that forced him to have surgery and miss perhaps the whole first half of the new season, it was being reported that the German centre back Per Mertesacker was going to be given the task of replacing Mikel Arteta as club [...]

Arsenal MUST hurry as Man United seek new defender

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There have been suggestions that Arsene Wenger may try to get by with the centre back options already available to him in the Arsenal squad, some even going so far as to suggest that he might employ either Francis Coquelin or the young academy star Krystian Bielik at the back despite both of them being [.

Arsenal open talks and will surely sign this quality defender

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I am very glad to hear that Arsenal are not wasting any time in trying to sign a replacement for our World Cup winning centre back Per Mertesacker, after the beanpole German picked up a knee injury in the Gunners' first pre-season outing against the French club Lens last week. It seems that Arsene Wenger [.

Wenger has already found answer to Arsenal defensive crisis

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Well that did not take long Arsene! Just a few days after Arsenal fans were given the bad news about our seemingly constant problems on the injury front striking at the heart of the Gunners back line, with the German World Cup winning centre back Per Mertesacker ruled out for a significant part of the [.

TWO ways the latest Arsenal injury blow could be GOOD news

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Arsenal fans could end up happy about this injury news by Sam P. There was a little bit of good news for Arsenal fans on the injury front this week, with Arsene Wenger declaring that even though our Chilean international star Alexis Sanchez was not being included in the Arsenal squad for the pre-season tour [.

Likely Arsenal captain praises ‘perfect signing’ Xhaka

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Per Mertesacker has moved to talk up Arsenal'scapture of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer. The defender is reported to be in line to be announced as captain for the upcoming season, despite being in-and-out of the first-team in the previous campaign, sharing the role alongside Laurent Koscielny with Gabriel Paulista.

Arsenal’s captaincy choices holding the club back?

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Arsenalare set toannounce a new captain for the coming season, following Mikel Arteta's departure from the club this summer, and I fear the role is not taken seriously enough at the club. When you look at Chelsea, and see their captain John Terry has been in the role since 2004, there is no question of [.

Can Koscielny and BFG give Arsenal title winning platform?

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Most Arsenal fans, and that includes me, are hoping that the next few weeks sees Arsene Wenger make some great moves in the transfer market, although it is beginning to look yet again that we are going to start the new season without the signings we were all hoping for and expecting after the disappointment [.

Is Vermaelen REALLY waiting for Arsenal to offer him transfer return?

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It did not go down very well with a lot of Arsenal fans when Arsene Wenger seemed to put up no fight to keep our captain at the time Thomas Vermaelen from making the transfer to Spain to play for La Liga giants Barcelona in a deal that was worth around £15 million. Injury problems [...]

Per Mertesacker wants to return to Germany

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Is Big Per thinking about the exit door? Whilst Arsenal's incoming targets seem to have stagnated, our concerns with outgoing players seem to keep on rising! We have had the concern of Hector Bellerin possibly being tapped up by Barcelona in the last few days and the issues surrounding Alexis' and Ozil's futures, which are [.

Wenger still not happy with Arsenal defenders

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Arsenal go to Man City today to try and hang on to third place in the league knowing that a draw will be enough to take into the final game against Villa. Maybe this is why Arsene Wenger has come out again publicly to criticise his defence in the hope of getting a better performance [...]

Norwich give Arsenal ANOTHER injury – This seasons jinx team?

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Per Mertesacker has been ruled out for the rest of the Premier League campaign, having had to have been taken off during the weekend's tie with Norwich City. Arsenal recently reported back with a full squad to choose from, but that is no longer the case going into the match with Manchester City this weekend.

Who’s the best CB transfer target for Arsenal, Hummels or Stones?

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I am going out on a limb here and assuming that Arsene Wenger will now accept that some of the current Arsenal squad are not good enough, and to have any chance of winning the Premier League title next year he will have to add some real top quality players in the summer transfer window. [...]

BFG thinks Arsenal can be Premier League winners! If…

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A positive and optimistic view of Arsenal, the current campaign and the chances of Arsenal winning the Premier League title in next season might not carry as much weight when it comes from one of players in the Arsenal squad, but the reason suggested by Per Mertesacker for the struggles of the Gunners this season [.

Do BFG comments expose Arsenal’s fear of missing top 4?

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I am sure that I am not the only Arsenal fan that is just about fed up of hearing one of the Arsenal players or the boss talking about team spirit, solidarity, bouncing back and sticking together. That is the sort of thing we are always being told but there is precious little evidence of [...]

Did Arsenal miss a trick and help Carroll with BFG on the bench?

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Arsene Wenger would have had to hand in his Arsenal team selection before he knew how West Ham would line up today, but even though the big centre forward has not started a Premier League game for about three months, I could have told Wenger that Andy Carroll would start against us today. The England [.

Arsenal’s BFG worried he will miss amazing EPL title chase

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Only the Arsenal manager will know whether the current first choice pairing of Gabriel with Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the Arsenal defence is a temporary arrangement or something that the manager is taking on a game by game basis. Even if it is supposed to be the new regular central defensive set up [.

Time for Arsenal’s ‘Leaders’ to step up! But who are they?

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I was not as furious as some other Arsenal fans when Arsene Wenger decided that Arsenal would be the only Premier League club not to sign a single outfield player in the summer transfer window. After all, the injury situation was looking a lot better and I agreed that the transfer of Petr Cech from [.

OK Arsenal strikers ARE struggling but is BFG right to say it?

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If it was the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil coming out and having a go at the Arsenal forwards then I could understand it. After all our assist king must feel as though he is banging his head against a brick wall. He should already have broken the Premier League assist record of [.

Is Arsenal giant being a bit TOO nice to the players?

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Arsene Wenger has often spoken about how he sees things like team spirit, unity and togetherness in the Arsenal dressing room as important as having individual players of the very best quality. (So that is why he has not been spending the big money to bring in the top names then!) But it really is [.

Can defensive injury boost help Arsenal to FA cup and EPL title?

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I am not trying to absolve Arsene Wenger of all the blame for what looks like being a most frustrating Premier League title challenge for Arsenal this season, as the unfancied Leicester seem to be the ones that will make the most of the poor performances of the usual suspects Man City, Chelsea and Man [.

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Mertesacker ready for final despite lack of game time

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London (AFP) – Per Mertesacker has revealed he will go into Arsenal’s FA Cup final against Double-chasing Chelsea without a single minute of reserve-team football following a serious knee injury.

And the German, picked because of a defensive injury crisis, is set to slot into a formation that he admits is entirely unfamiliar to him.

Mertesacker ready for final despite lack of game time

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London (AFP) – Per Mertesacker has revealed he will go into Arsenal’s FA Cup final against Double-chasing Chelsea without a single minute of reserve-team football following a serious knee injury.

And the German, picked because of a defensive injury crisis, is set to slot into a formation that he admits is entirely unfamiliar to him.