Search

Arsenal star still looking for improvement

07:41 08 October 2012

Arsenal

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker in action against Southampton. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

EMPICS Sport

Arsenal centre back Per Mertesacker is confident that the Gunners are able to keep a strong defence in order to make a sustained Barclays Premier League challenge.

The 6ft 6in German centre-back produced a composed display alongside captain Thomas Vermaelen as the Gunners battled to a 3-1 win at West Ham.

After being undone by a fine opening goal for midfielder Mohamed Diame, it was a test passed which Mertesacker believes shows Arsenal, with former defender Steve Bould now assistant manager, have the capability to close out crucial phases of games this season.

“It can be the difference, it is crucial for us that the defence is winning more than just games. We just try to keep that in our mind the whole year,” he said.

“We have not conceded a lot of goals during games this year, most have been from set pieces.

“We just need to keep concentrating on our defensive level.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Christian Eriksen: “I always wanted to play in Europe, to be seen there or in the Premier League

A Europa League spot would help to lure Tottenham’s transfer targets to White Hart Lane this summer, according to Christian Eriksen, who says it was a factor in his decision to sign for Spurs in 2013.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Hugo Lloris of Spurs shakes hands with Manager Mauricio Pochettino  (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino hailed the fighting spirit of his side and fans as they came from behind twice to rescue a draw on his first return to Southampton.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino hands the ball to Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne on his return to St Mary's

Tottenham twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw as head coach Mauricio Pochettino returned to his former club Southampton for the first time.

Most read sport

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder