Date: 30th August 2011 at 2:49pm
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It is hard to keep track of all the transfer activity at Arsenal today and I am sure tomorrow is going to be worse as the window closes.

The search for a new centre-back signing continues and it looks like Arsene Wenger has decided to turn to German international Per Mertesacker.

Mertesacker is in the final year of his contract at Werder Bremen and the German club may be looking to sell him now rather than let him go on a free next summer. It is being reported that Arsenal are having talks with Werder Bremen today about this deal and it could be concluded in the next 24 hours.

I wonder if this means that Wenger has given up hope on signing Bolton’s Gary Cahill and would rather go for the cheaper £6million option of Mertesacker.

Who would you rather we sign, Cahill or Mertesacker?


0 responses to “Arsenal on the verge of signing international centre-back”

  1. snns says:

    PER MERTESACKER much better dan cahill however cahill is more faster

    but who cares were finally getting a experienced defender

  2. Wenger shud jst sign at least 4 gud players quickly.he is still d best manager in d world.gooners 4 life.

  3. Nii says:


  4. Arshavindre says:

    A S is cowed if he sign mertesacker,we need england cahill 2 strenght our dfc.

  5. Morten says:

    In my opinion Cahill is overrated. Mertesacker, on the other hand, is a world class player with qualities that will be very beneficial to the Gunners. He’s a big lad, but still he’s pretty quick – and he’s a natural leader. He’s like a better version of Brede Hangeland.

  6. goddykoko1 says:

    wenger has to àct fast ànd buy quality player’s now,he still remains d best manager

  7. amando jay says:

    let him just sign players dats d most important thing! we r tierd of speculations…..m

  8. Nwagwu David says:

    Why do we think the English players are the Favourite in the premiership? Per is more experience and also a quality player…. Go for a German Machine…

  9. tony says:

    Cahill or who ever Wenger jst sighn

  10. Kingsley daniel says:

    He should sign both playaz

  11. Homer says:

    Youre all a bunch of idiots.
    Mertsacker is 10 times the player cahill is. Cahill is just the flavor of the month.

    You fucking wankers. AW signs a world class CB, and you idiots just complain. You fucking wankers – go support city.

  12. Ami says:

    Message to all those who cannot spell. Here is the alphabet – you may wish to learn it. It begins with “a” and ends with a “z”.
    All the best and hope you succeed.

  13. head&shoulders says:


    lol couldn’t agree more homer! you da man.

    Althrough Cahill is a good defender, in my opinion he is too similar to Vermaelen. Mertesacker on the other hand is a tall, composed, sweeper style defender who likes to hang back – a perfect complement to Vermaelen, who likes to run forward and attack the ball.

    In Arsène we trust!

  14. Gooner says:

    Mertesacker sounds good!!! Gooner4ever

  15. venky says:

    75 caps for Germany says the story isn’t?

    How many caps for Cahill ? Hardly 5 even less than that I guess

    What is the age difference between the two ?
    1 year cahill is 25 and Mertesacker is 26 years

    Its a no contest Mertesackar anyday eyes closed .

    Cahill is too rated for being English but thats not to say he is a bad player either.
    But I wouldn’t say no to him as well. Atlast some relief, 8-2 scoreline is the best thing to have happened to us for a long long time simply because now we HAVE to buy

  16. WoodyD says:

    Mertesaker. Cahill doesn’t impress on a consistent basis and has similar fault as DJ and Koz: poor positioning.

  17. neillfcl says:

    both coz tv is too injury prone ! if he keep missing games , sooner or later we have to let him go ! whats the point of having good player that cannot play !

  18. belay says:


  19. wenger should get two of the defender if possible him because cahill himself can do what we arsenalfans want in arsenal.

  20. nati says:

    again cahil sign wenger please listen your fans

  21. jyhmin says:

    Cahill might nt fare in europe, but mertesaker is proven worldwide, in addition his size would be perfect for epl

  22. Donnie says:


    sagna per verm santos.

    song mvila

    walcot wilshaire gervinhio

    v perise.

    i think that is the most likely line up of are fist eleven,

    and it looooks good.
    and we should have alot of back up players to play some games to give fist team players a rest.

  23. Kaypsamie says:

    It would ‘ve beta if we sign cahil,so dat our bench could rise up 2 dere responsibities.KO SERE NI EMIRATE.

  24. Caje says:

    Cahill is a gud defender,bt he’s ovarated by d English press.Howeva,Mertasacker is better,wit a huge xperience.

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