Tag: Per Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker played for Arsenal Football Club. The former German defender joined Arsenal from Werder Bremen in 2011 and retired as an Arsenal player in 2018. In total, the former Arsenal Captain made 221 appearances and scored 10 goals. The “BFG” wore the number 4 shirt. He was born on September 29, 1984. Mertesacker is currently manager of the Arsenal Academy.

Ethan Nwaneri during Arsenal's game against West Ham United (Photo via Nwaneri on Instagram)

Mikel Arteta challenges youngster to seize first-team Arsenal role

After signing his first professional contract, Arsenal's teenage star Ethan Nwaneri is on the verge of a first-team role. Arteta challenges Nwaneri to seize his opportunity, while academy manager Mertesacker highlights his talent. Can Nwaneri become a regular for the Gunners? Read more.
Ethan Nwaneri with the match ball after a game for the Arsenal u18s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal teenager wanted by Chelsea and Man City signs professional deal

Arsenal prodigy Ethan Nwaneri signs his first professional contract! The 17-year-old midfielder, who holds the record for youngest Premier League debutant, commits his future to the Gunners.
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - NOVEMBER 21: TV expert Per Mertesacker looks on prior to the international friendly match between Austria and Germany at Ernst Happel Stadion on November 21, 2023 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Arsenal man criticises Germany’s team dynamics after Austria defeat

Per Mertesacker critiques the German national team's performance following their 2-0 loss to Austria, highlighting issues of individualism and lack of team spirit.
Per Mertesacker poses for a photo with Bowen Phillips, signing his Arsenal contract (Photo via Phillips on Instagram)

Official: Arsenal sign West Ham youngster

West Ham United youth player Bowen Phillips has confirmed his transfer to Arsenal, thanking his former club for his development so far.
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal, arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal FC at City Ground on May 20, 2023 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta on rebuilding Arsenal, transfers and more

GQ's profile of Arsenal's Mikel Arteta dives deep into his journey, philosophy, and challenges. A refreshing look at a modern football manager's essence.
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Arsenal announce 13 first year scholars

Meet the rising talent shaping the future of football: Arsenal's new first-year scholars. 13 promising players to watch in the 2023/24 season.
Ethan Nwaneri following his debut for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Arsenal big guns move to convince Ethan Nwaneri to snub City and Chelsea

Chelsea and Man City join the race for Arsenal's rising star, Ethan Nwaneri, with a tight deadline for Arsenal to agree on scholarship terms.
Arsenal transfers - TOPSHOT - Manchester City's German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (R) celebrates scoring the team's fourth goal with Manchester City's English midfielder Jack Grealish during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg football match between Manchester City and RB Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on March 14, 2023. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal in ‘good position’ for unlikely Premier League signing says key Arsenal man

Per Mertesacker thinks Arsenal are in a good position to sign Ilkay Gundogan if the midfielder decides to leave Manchester City this summer.
Per Mertesacker in attendance at Arsenal's u21 game vs Reading (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal man to remain as TV expert until after Euros

Per Mertesacker, Arsenal's academy head, continues as ZDF expert till Euro 2024
Per Mertesacker in attendance at Arsenal's u21 game vs Reading (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Per Mertesacker in contention for German Sports Director job

Per Mertesacker remains in contention for the German national team sports director job, according to a report from Germany.
Luke Hobbs, Jack Wilshere, Mehmet Ali, and Per Mertesacker (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Per Mertesacker responds to Arsenal exit reports

Per Mertesacker says no one has spoken to him about a job with the German national team, and he's happy at Arsenal.
Arsenal Head of Coach and Player Development Marcel Lucassen and Academy Manager Per Mertesacker during the The Checkatrade Trophy group match between Coventry City and Arsenal U21 U 21 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England on 12 September 2018. Copyright: Andy Rowland

German national team look to poach key Arsenal man

The German national team are looking at Arsenal's Per Mertesacker to replace Oliver Bierhoff as their managing director, according to a report.
Granit Xhaka wearing the Switzerland shirt of teammate Ardon Jashari (Photo via Karthikadhaigal on Twitter)

Per Mertesacker reacts to latest Granit Xhaka controversy

Per Mertesacker hopes Granit Xhaka won't be punished for his actions in Switzerland's match against Serbia, arguing that Switzerland need him to progress.
Brooke Norton-Cuffy with Lincoln City (Photo via Lincoln City on Twitter)

Arsenal teenage loanee tipped for Premier League future

Brooke Norton-Cuffy's performances are drawing interest from Mikel Arteta, as his loan manager tips him for a Premier League future.

Mertesacker: We tried to spend our way to the top and fell on our...

Arsenal's academy head, Per Mertesacker, has given an interview in Germany where he talks about Arsenal trying to buy their way to the top and falling on their faces in doing so.
Folarin Balogun scoring for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Per Mertesacker confirms plan for Folarin Balogun

Arsenal academy manager Per Mertesacker says Folarin Balogun will most likely go on loan in the January transfer window.
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Arsenal sign Leo Messo from West Ham academy

Arsenal have signed a 10-year-old called Leo Messo with Per Mertesacker pictured alongside the youngster holding an Arsenal shirt.

Mertesacker admits he’s very sorry about Özil situation

Per Mertesacker admits he's 'very sorry' for the current situation with Mesut Özil, suggesting the player's focus may have changed.
Arsenal's French defender Gael Clichy (R) celebrates scoring the fifth goal during their FA Cup fifth round replay football match against Leyton Orient at the Emirates Stadium, London, England, on March 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ GLYN KIRK

Who? Former Arsenal star says lots of players felt unwanted at club

Gael Clichy has told the Arsenal podcast that he left because he didn't feel wanted and there were others who left at the same time who felt the same way, so who are they? Let's take a look...
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Said Benrahma of Brentford battles for possession with Semi Ajayi of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Brentford at The Hawthorns on December 21, 2019, in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Semi Ajayi explains why he’s really grateful to Mertesacker

Semi Ajayi looks back fondly on his time with Arsenal, particularly what he learned from the now-academy manager Per Mertesacker.
Steve Morrow (Photo via Standard.co.uk)

Tottenham considering Steve Morrow to head up their academy

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly placed Steve Morrow on their shortlist as they look for a new academy director.
Pablo Mari (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Encouraging stat links Pablo Mari with Per Mertesacker

Pablo Mari is the first Arsenal centre-back to keep a clean sheet on his debut since Per Mertesacker, drawing another similarity between the two.

Per Mertesacker joins Freddie Ljungberg coaching team: Gilberto Silva responds to rumours he will...

Freddie Ljungberg will be alongside Per Mertesacker in the Arsenal dugout this weekend, but Gilberto Silva says he's had no contact over joining the team yet.
Steve Morrow (Photo via Standard.co.uk)

Steve Morrow and up to seven others in recruitment positions set to leave Arsenal

As many as eight members of Arsenal's recruitment staff are set to leave the club, according to reports.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (R), Arsenal's Polish-born German striker Lukas Podolski (L) and Arsenal's German midfielder Serge Gnabry (2nd L) during a training session at Arsenal's training ground at London Colney, north of London on February 18, 2014, one day ahead of their Champions League last 16, first leg match against Bayern Munich. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / Getty Images

Joachim Low confirms Özil and Mertesacker recommended he call up Serge Gnabry in 2014

Mesut Özil and Per Mertesacker recommended to Joachim Low that he call up Serge Gnabry back in 2014 before the winger suffered an injury.

Mertesacker: News was banned, the 8-2 changed nothing & Arsenal sent boring players to...

In his autobiography, Per Mertesacker gives a damming assessment of the latter days of life under Arsene Wenger, highlighting the bubble the players lived in and how nothing changed, even after the side lost 8-2 at Old Trafford.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Dejected Robin van Persie, Per Mertesacker and Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal after defeat in the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on October 2, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Robin van Persie gets annoyed at Per Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker has properly wound Robin van Persie up and that is quite ok with me.

Per Mertesacker: Arsenal need a British core again

Academy manager Per Mertesacker says he's shocked that there are no Arsenal players in the England senior setup, and he thinks that's something that needs to change.

Metersacker doing ‘everything in my power’ to get Arsenal youngsters to Werder Bremen on...

Per Mertesacker has revealed he's been trying to get Arsenal youngsters on loan to his old club, Werder Bremen, but he doesn't think he will be successful.
Supporters stand in front of a giant screen displaying a rainbow flag to pay tribute to the victims of the shooting of Orlando, in a fan zone in Paris during the Euro 2016 football tournament on June 13, 2016. / AFP / Thomas SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mertesacker: It could be a sign football isn’t ready for homosexuality

Per Mertesacker thinks football may not be ready, still, for 'homosexuality', and I have to say his assessment is probably right on the money.
Supporters stand in front of a giant screen displaying a rainbow flag to pay tribute to the victims of the shooting of Orlando, in a fan zone in Paris during the Euro 2016 football tournament on June 13, 2016. / AFP / Thomas SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Per Mertesacker: It could be a sign football isn’t ready for homosexuality

Per Mertesacker thinks football may not be ready, still, for 'homosexuality', and I have to say his assessment is probably right on the money.

Per Mertesacker explains why he took Arsenal role and how he plans to improve...

Per Mertesacker says it's a 'great honour' for him to get the chance to work at Arsenal, despite the fact he was originally planning to return to Germany.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Per Mertesacker of Arsenal shows appreciation to he fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Per Mertesacker: Arsenal can definitely win the Europa League

Arsenal academy manager Per Mertesacker thinks Arsenal can definitely win the Europa League, and he thinks the team want to make amends after last year's elimination.

Per Mertesacker hints at Arsenal’s academy working with Werder Bremen

Per Mertesacker has hinted at the possibility of Arsenal's academy working with Werder Bremen, after travelling to Germany to meet with representatives from his old club.
Arsenal Emile Smith Rowe celebrates his scoring during UEFA Europa League, Group E, football match Vorskla FC vs Arsenal FC at the Olympiyski Stadium in Kiev on November 29, 2018. (Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty Images)

Per Mertesacker explains why Arsenal let Emile Smith Rowe leave on loan to RB...

Per Mertesacker has explained why Arsenal sent Emile Smith Rowe on loan to RB Leipzig in January and implied there will be more of those kinds of moves in the coming years.

Zech Medley signs new contract with his ‘boyhood club’ Arsenal

Zech Medley has signed a new contract with Arsenal, just a year and a half after agreeing his first professional deal with the club, as he continues his positive progress under Unai Emery.

Per Mertesacker: The Premier League is above the Bundesliga

Per Mertesacker thinks the Premier League is a level above the Bundesliga right now, but he insists at least two of the upcoming Champions League ties between clubs in both divisions are '50-50'.
Paris Saint-Germain's Spanish head coach Unai Emery (L) shakes hands with Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Arsenal FC on September 13, 2016 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.

‘Enthusiasm’ has replaced sadness in Arsenal dressing room says Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker has revealed that ‘enthusiasm’ in the dressing room has replaced ‘tristesse’ - a state of melancholy sadness.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Full throttle: Mertesacker explains what Mislintat and Emery want in a player

Per Mertesacker has been speaking, briefly, about the impact of Sven Mislintat on Arsenal's squad and what the chief scout, along with Unai Emery, look for in a player.
MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Dan Micciche, Manager of Milton Keynes Dons looks on prior to The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Milton Keynes Dons and Coventry City at Stadium mk on January 27, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal hire Dan Micciche and Adam Pilling

Arsenal have appointed former MK Dons manager Dan Micciche to be the boss of the u15s while Adam Pilling has joined to lead the u13s.