Arsenal FC have left a few of their transfers to the very last minute of the deadline however what appears to be happening is the signing of the German player Per Mertesacker and the deal is believed to be worth around the ten million pounds mark.
This move follows Andre Santos and appears that Arsenal are after more experience among their squad rather than up and coming youth players this season. This is in many ways a smart move as it these experienced and season ed players can help give the Arsenal team some much needed maturity and big match knowledge.
Mertesacker is a very dominating presence on the football pitch standing a massive 6 foot 6 inches which will no doubt strengthen the Arsenal defence which really does needs big improvements. With such a large sized player, Arsenal is going to have to custom make one of the biggest Arsenal kit and Arsenal shirt for the new German defender.
In terms of experience the German has some superb achievements under his belt and that includes 75 caps playing for Germany. Furthermore he has also played in the Bundesliga for a full 8 seasons, accumulating a total of 221 appearances and most impressively scoring 19 goals.
Of course this deal is not 100% finalized yet however it appears that is everything but a done deal and will become 'official in the next 24 hours. With the highly publicized thrashing Arsenal suffered recently to the hands of Manchester United it does seem like a very good move to bring in this caliber of talent to strengthen the Arsenal squad as a whole.