Arsenal giant inspired by Gunners legend

New Arsenal signing, Per Mertesacker, has revealed that his biggest inspiration to succeed at the Emirates Stadium is none other than former Gunners captain, Tony Adams.

The German giant completed a deadline day move in the penultimate hour of the summer transfer window, and could get his home debut against Swansea City on Saturday.

The centre-back admitted: “We didn’t get many pictures on the television but Adams was a legend. He’s a special one.”

Mertescaker went on to say: “I always looked to Arsenal and he was one of the great defenders when I was 10 or 12 years old.”

The former Werder Bremen defender unselfishly added: “I hope I can improve my performances here and get better and better. I want to be useful for the team.”

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