Arsenal’s centre defender Per Mertesacker offered an interview for the club’s official website regarding his stay at Arsenal so far. According to the massive German all Arsenal needs in order to regain full form is more time, and he thinks they are heading in the right direction.
“I had to adapt very quickly. It has not been so easy but every game helps me and helps the team to get up to the next level. It is important to improve the performances. It is getting there slowly but I am very happy to be a part of Arsenal.”
“We lose our confidence a little bit. We have a team which has new players in three or four positions and I think we have to take our time. “
“But if we are coming back like this then I think our confidence will increase.”
“Confidence is the most important thing. If you look at the second half there was a little bit of nervousness but we were confident, created chances and they were forced into a lot of faults around the box. It takes time to score a goal. We are very happy.”
“We have won every game at Emirates Stadium since I have been here. That is a good thing; for the confidence and for everybody and we have to go on.”
Although Arsenal did indeed win every game played on the Emirates since Mertesacker was brought in, Arsene Wenger still has a lot of work to do with his team. The Gunners are now in the 10th position in the league ranking and they have a lot of catching up to do if they want to have any chance at a Big Four finish. The late departures of Nasri and Fabregas ruined Wenger’s plans for this season and now he is forced to improvise as the season unravels, at least until January when he will be able to transfer new players.