Arsenal fans react to news of Wenger agreeing deal for experienced star
The Arsenal fans are certainly not on the same page with their opinion concerning Arsene Wenger’s latest move.
The Gunners manager did well to let go of players considered to be ‘deadwood’ over the past year, offloading the likes Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky at the end of the 2015/16 season.
That trend was expected to continue after the current campaign but emerging reports are suggesting otherwise.
Per Mertesacker, whose contract at Arsenal was set to expire this summer, has been offered a new deal to remain in north London.
Despite not playing a single game so far this season due to injury, Wenger appears to have seen enough to offer the German veteran a contract extension.
And while that is not sitting too well with some Arsenal fans, others are satisfied to see the 32-year-old get another year to represent the Gunners.
Here were their tweets about the club’s decision to keep Mertesacker at the Emirates stadium…
Really happy Mertesacker has had his contract extension. One of the few players in the squad that understands the magnitude of The Arsenal.
— Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) January 17, 2017
Offering Mertesacker a new deal is a no brained for me. He's a leader and will help Rob come of age.
Get it done Arsenal
— IslingtonGoonerAFC (@Born_a_gooner) January 17, 2017
Mertesacker agrees one year extension for old time's sake.
Just like his boss did for the past 13 years.
Only at Arsenal!
— Lord Gooner (@lordgooner8) January 18, 2017