Arsenal new boy, Per Mertesacker, has stated that his transfer was not because of Arsenal’s 8-2 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.
“I don’t think my transfer was Rooney’s fault,” said Mertesacker.
“I don’t think that was the reason. I want to believe they were monitoring me for quite some time. For me, a childhood dream has come true.
“There is such incredible potential and we will get out of the position the team is currently in.”
“Arsenal have this ability to play good football and to have Arsene Wenger on top of that as coach is unbelievable,” Mertesacker said.
“I wanted this for so long. It is a challenging task which I will tackle because I will also develop further as a player.”
Mertesacker is currently on International duty with Germany, who play on Friday.