Questions for Per Mertesacker

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Yesterday’s post title was 7 reasons to be a Happy Gooner. Well today there’s an eighth reason, a massive 6 ft 7 German one.

We’re interviewing Arsenal centre half and all round good guy Per Mertesacker and thought we’d let you guys get in on the action too.

Just don't ask me what the weather is like up here.

So jot down what you’d like to ask Per and send it to us either on Facebook, to MarkAndy or the new AFCBlog on Twitter, or pop it in the comments thread for this post and we’ll ask the best questions to the man himself.

What would you like to ask Per Mertesacker?


32 thoughts on “Questions for Per Mertesacker

  1. “Are you getting frustrated by having so many goal chances cleared off the line? And is goal-scoring an important part of your game that you’d like to improve or merely an added bonus?”

    Also “how do you rate your adaptation and improvement since joining Arsenal?”

    This is a great opportunity, well done guys!

  2. Per with your performances here in epl do you think that you will be able to permanently place yourself in germany eleven for euro 12?

  3. Per,you have had a couple of near misses in front of goal, but in the one that was cleared off the line you came in late from a deeper position. Is this something worth trying again?

  4. What’s the main difference for you between playing in Bundesliga and the Prem League?

    How would you compare Arsene Wenger’s style of management to other managers you’ve played under?

  5. Most Bundesleague teams seem to favour two tall CBs. Am I right in this and would it improve our defence? Also;are you accostomed to directing the back four for club and/or Country? Has your game impoved as you adjusted to a different team, or largely because your English has now improed communic ation?

  6. If you could play for any other team in the EPL outside of the top 6, which team would it be and why?

    Also, for transfers how long before a player is signed do you (the team doing the signing) typically know about it?

  7. Please ask him more about his charity for terminally ill children. Where it’s based and what they do for the children.

  8. are you in favour of the transfer policy at arsenal?
    do you think we can win some trophies with this current squad or do we need some experienced players?
    lastly, if given a chance, which formation would you prefer (at arsenal ), 4-3-3 or 4-4-2?

  9. Apart from centerback which other wing can you play perfectly…… An also what are you relationship with other defenders while on the pitch

  10. Why haven’t the team played to their full ability, crumble against the likes of Man United, Manchester City and especially Tottenham, hence the poor position we are in at the moment!?

  11. If you could say just one positive thing about playing for us, what would it be?

    Also, the opposite: what is the one big negative that you would share?

  12. Question before the rant….

    Per your height has helped calm the defense and the fans in no small way cos before u came it was very obvious we were suffering (you cannot imagine how nervous fans were before any set play was taken) when defending set plays. Thank you so much for helping stabilize the defense Per, we love you so much.
    What is your take on a three man (Per, Kos Vermaelen) defense in a 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 tactical formation?

  13. Have you come close to joining Arsenal prior to this season and could you talk us through the transfer process from your perspective? When did you hear of our interest? Who conducted the negotiations? What made you want to join?

  14. What is Arsene Wenger REALLY like. And his demeanor a positive asset to the club.
    Ich mochte ein awort ehrlich,und wahrheitsgetreu.

  15. * Who was your favourite Arsenal player as a child/teenager? Oder;

    Wenn du ein kind warst, wer war Ihr Lieblings Arsenal-Spieler?

    * Who is the strangest Arsenal player? This can be their pre-game habits, music taste, dancing style or bad jokes.

    Wer ist der seltsamste FC Arsenal Spieler?

    * You have gone close to scoring several times this season, and we as fans know a goal will come soon, but have you already thought about a goal celebration? And if so, what will it be?

  16. Having been a regular in Die Nationalmannschaft for a while, you’ve played with various different centre back partners. We’re now seeing brilliant young German defenders playing in the Bundesliga, and for Die Nationalmannschaft. Players like : Höwedes, Hummels, Badstuber, Träsch and Schmelzer.

    Combined with the midfield genius of Götze, Özil, Müller, Kroos and Reus, is this the beginning of a ‘Golden Age’ for German football? What are your expectations for the upcoming Euro 2012 competition?

  17. If there was one aspect of your game that you could improve, what would it be?
    All the best Per!

  18. Per, you are rather slow compared to most other players, what do you do to offset that disadvantage?

  19. Though I don’t watch it as much as I’d like to, I am also curious about the Bundesliga and how you feel it compares to the Premier League in terms of competitiveness and quality. Any thoughts you can share would be interesting, I’m sure.

    Also, which former Bundesliga colleagues/team-mates/opponents do you think would do well playing for us?

  20. per,do you see your career ending at arsenal or do u plan on retiring some where else?
    how have u found the playing enviroment in england?

  21. @1Nil,

    The Bundesliga is the most competitive and entertaining league out of all the major European leagues. Hands down!

  22. What effect did the booing have on the team in the dressing room? Please know that not all of us feel the same, it’s often the fool who makes the most noise. Respect.

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