Questions for Per Mertesacker

Questions for Per Mertesacker

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 Responses to “Questions for Per Mertesacker”

  1. Rongyao
    February 6, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Who do you think is better with your partner of center back in Arsenal ?

  2. Gabi
    February 6, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    “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!

  3. samuel philips
    February 6, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    per, i love u and i love arsenal. do u love arsenal with the whole of your heart?

  4. dutch
    February 6, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    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?

  5. Gerry Lennon
    February 6, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    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?

  6. ronitb
    February 6, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    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?

  7. Hi-zik
    February 6, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Would you like to end your playing days at arsenal?

  8. gunner663
    February 6, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    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?

  9. Ricky
    February 6, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    Per u have played well in arsenal did yhu lyk arsenal and did yhu wish 2 improve

  10. lee
    February 6, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    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?

  11. carla
    February 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

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

  12. richard
    February 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    who is your most favourite arsenal cb?

  13. richard
    February 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    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?

  14. aungmyin
    February 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    Do you think you have enough speed & power to defense fast/good strikers from opponent teams?

  15. Olalekan
    February 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

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

  16. Danny
    February 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    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!?

  17. 1NiltoTheArsenal
    February 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    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?

  18. Pete
    February 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    What drew you to the club in the first place?

  19. GunnerBoss
    February 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    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?

  20. GoonerOz
    February 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    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?

  21. leftcoastgooner
    February 6, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

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

  22. Gruggy
    February 7, 2012 at 1:12 am #

    * 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?

  23. Gruggy
    February 7, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    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?

  24. Lewis Fowler
    February 7, 2012 at 1:31 am #

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

  25. Deo Lwamlema-EAST AFRICA, Tanzania
    February 7, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Per why always you keep silent on the peach ?

  26. Sheikh Yeah Wong
    February 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

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

  27. 1NiltoTheArsenal
    February 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    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?

  28. tracy bagaya
    February 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    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?

  29. Gruggy
    February 8, 2012 at 12:59 am #


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

  30. Antek Vest
    February 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    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.

  31. Jordan Cullinan
    February 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    What is your favourite player when you were young? Mine is you

  32. wafula ezekiel
    April 6, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    we have to go to champions league next season

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