Is Per Mertesacker including himself when saying that "no one justified their selection" for Arsenal?
Clumsy defence, sluggish attack, struggling midfield and team shape that isn't working. Other than that...
Arsene Wenger out, Jack Wilshere in? Or maybe as Mertesacker's assistant. "It was Per's idea."
"I need to do a better job in preparing our players, especially mentally." Or Wenger?
Maybe that's the bloody problem, Per. "I'm not a favourite of listening too much to other guys."
Jack Wilshere made his first start for Arsneal in 493 days. Arsene Wenger and Per Mertesacker were happy.
"We have players pumped up in the gym and players who are born strong," said Wenger.
"I am not doing everything because nobody knows how my knee reacts."
If this means more game time for Rob Holding, then we're all for it. If it ain't broke...
All those youths in the Arsenal academy are bloody lucky pups. Per is taking over next year.
"The one player who has helped me a lot would be Per." They do look awfully cute together.
There are more thoughts on the FA Cup final, while excitement is already festering ahead of the new season.
A bloody great performance in a bloody great final. On Arsenal, Wenger, Sanchez, Welbeck and plenty more...
It was Mertesacker's first start of the season, and his first ever in a back three. The BFG proved us all wrong.
Arsenal defender set for his first start in 13 months in a system he's never played before. All the best...
Can Wenger salvage something from this season, or is this Conte's day? Time for Xhaka to perform.
Per Mertesacker could start his first game of the season in Saturday's FA Cup final. If he is fit, that is.
Arsenal have not had their first-choice captain start a PL match since Sept 2015. That could change soon.
Who win more points when their captain doesn't start? Who is aimless without their on-pitch leader?
But just you watch them fight against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night...
Granit Xhaka believes Per Mertesacker is still the "real leader" at Arsenal.
Mertesacker signs a new deal, but Wenger's response on Alexis and Ozil is delightful.
Wenger has delivered an injury update on six Arsenal players ahead of Sunday's game with Burnley.
Does anyone have room for a crocked 32-year-old who is rather slow? Per needs a new home.
Cazorla's injury return is "not going as quickly as I imagined" for Wenger. We've heard that one before...
Are Arsenal fans more excited by the return of Dat Guy, or by the fact that Bellerin could be back soon?
United's treatment of Schweini is "disrespectful" and "perverse", according to two rival players.
Plus a phantom interview, Kante's disappointment and fires at Manchester City...
Per Mertesacker is Arsenal's new captain. He probably won't play again until 2017.
The new season might almost be here, but a heck of a lot of players have knee injuries
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