Okay, don't shoot the messenger. It's just a theory, but Per 'Sackboy' Mertesacker's mysterious illnesses make me wonder if his time at Arsenal is nearly up.
He's come in for a lot of criticism for his lack of pace and, although I'm a fan of the big German, rank defending at times. I'd like to see him stay at Arsenal and turn his fortunes around as, after all, he is still an asset.
Even after the first illness ruled him out earlier on in the season, I thought that time was up for Per. Now he's recovered all too quickly from his second mysterious illness in time for the Sheffield Wednesday game, it seems that 'illness' is a euphemism for 'dropped'.
As I don't think Mertesacker will want to be second fiddle to Gabriel, I won't be surprised if the German moves on in January. Arsenal fans will have to hope a replacement is found, if that is the case.
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