Whatever your love is for the Gunners, it seems everyone has a different opinion when it comes to Arsenal’s transfer strategy.
And it looks as if Arsene Wenger will continue his ways after it was revealed Per Mertesacker is edging closer to committing his long term future to the club.
According to reports across British media today, an announcement is imminent after the 32-year-old put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him at the club until the end of next season.
Earlier on this month the Gunners boss confirmed he would trigger the option to extend the BFG’s contract for another year, along with fellow veteran Santi Cazorla.
But with arguably four players higher up in the pecking order for a centre back place, many supporters have had mixed reactions to the news.
Mustafi, Koscielny, Gabriel and Holding are all considered to be the main choices at the heart of defence, with Calum Chambers and Krystian Bielik also coming through the ranks.
We picked out some of the best reaction from Twitter today:
Per Mertesacker is still a useful asset. Pace aside, he has magnificent positioning and is superb in the air. I don’t understand the hate.
— 1886 (@1886_blog) January 17, 2017
I actually don’t understand why Mertesacker is signing a new contract when he’s old, slow and 5th choice CB. Same shit Arteta was given.
— Lásh (@_Lashv) January 17, 2017
Perfect decision to extend Mertesacker. We need big heads in the dressing room.
— Onè (@ZeArsenalist) January 17, 2017
I’ve been trying to think what’s the point of renewing Mertesacker’s contract if we have three senior CBs and two young CBs tbh
— ✌🏾Zim 🇬🇾 (@RegistaQB) January 17, 2017
New Deal for Mertesacker. Just what you need in the prem a lumbering giraffe like CB with no pace and the turning circle of a cruise liner
— K✴P (@grumpykieron) January 17, 2017
Whats the point of giving mertesacker a contract because he is a leader? Get rid and put his wages towards ozil and sanchez contracts.
— Dan (@DanieIAFC) January 17, 2017
Per Mertesacker set to sign a one-year contract extension!
Here he is, clearly delighted! pic.twitter.com/QC6OX6lT5r
— Freebets.co.uk (@freebetscouk) January 17, 2017
Mertesacker seems such a pointless person to give an extension.
— TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) January 17, 2017
— Rob Jones (@RSENAL1981) January 17, 2017
He might be good in the dressing room, but make him a coach then. Extending his contract is only going to restrict our youngsters chances
— Ö (@OliPriceBates) January 17, 2017
Mertesacker was good. And his speed isnt an argument to say he wasnt. But theres no way you can justify a contract extension.
— Brad Gibson (@TheGibson10) January 17, 2017
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