Per Mertesacker is winning over his Premier League doubters, according to Arsene Wenger.
Praising the leadership qualities the German has demonstrated during his recent stint as captain, the boss stressed that the centre-back has undergone a wholesale transformation since arriving from Werder Bremen two-years ago.
“He is becoming a recognised centre back with being a leader in our team,” Wenger told press on Friday.
“It took a while, but honestly I think he has improved in his mobility, his technical ability, his personality too.
“He is not the player today that he was when he arrived here. He is one of the leaders of the team.”
Talking of transformations, Aaron Ramsey has explained that he never doubted he’d find his form again.
“I never feared that I wouldn’t return,” he told the Sunday People.
“I felt it was always there. I just needed to believe again and get that confidence.
“I had a lot of support from friends and family, and I had the trust that the manager put in me.
“All these things added up over a period of time. You have to keep believing and working hard, and it just clicks all of a sudden and you are full of confidence
“I am delighted with myself and the team. After the disappointing start against Villa, we have turned things around.
“We have gone on a fantastic run and, hopefully, we can continue that and I can continue my form.”
Arseblog News can’t be the only one hoping that Ramsey’s caps off a fine week with a goal against the club whose player so nearly destroyed his career.
Fingers crossed some kind of pile-drive from the edge of the box which clips Shawcross in the loins and sends one of the Stoke man’s testicles into the eye of Mark Hughes. The way Rambo is playing it’s not out of the question…9,133 views