Per Mertesacker has explained why Arsenal have already let in 16 goals this season in only 7 games. The German defender cites the poor communication in the side as the major problem. We have new signing from different nationalities and it is going to take some time for everyone to start to understand each other.
“I’ve only been gone a month from Germany. I have not yet properly acclimatised,” he said in an interview with the German Football Association website, www.dfb.de.
“Sometimes it feels like an extended holiday. Only slowly am I starting to get used to the fact that the centre of my life is now actually in London.
“I have been living in England since the middle of September, but it doesn’t yet feel like home. I don’t have my own house or my own flat. There is a lack of anchor points which I already had in Germany. But that takes time, it’s normal.
“We have many new players, but I feel that we have integrated very quickly. I still have communication problems, but given the circumstances this is inevitable.”