Per Mertesacker

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Plays for: Arsenal
Ranked: 85th in Premier League
Per Mertesacker is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre back and captains Premier League club Arsenal. He also played for the Germany national team but retired in August 2014 after winning the World Cup Mertesacker is a youth product of Hannover 96 and he made his senior league debut in November 2003. He was soon dubbed 'the Defence Pole' by German tabloids and gained a reputation for his good disciplinary record, going 31 Bundesliga games without being booked Since joining Arsenal, their fans have nicknamed him 'the BFG', which is short for 'Big Fucking German' and an allusion to Roald Dahl's The BFG due to his height. He has been described as an imposing, reliable, dominant and an accomplished defender.

With Werder Bremen, Mertesacker has won a DFB-Pokal title and finished runner-up in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. With his quiet-but-effective game, he established himself as Germany's first choice centre-back. Prior to playing at senior level, he played at the under-20 and under-21 levels. In September 2004, Jürgen Klinsmann, then-manager of the German senior team, called Mertesacker up to 9 October 2004 game against Iran.

He made his debut less than two weeks after his 20th birthday when he came on as a second-half substitute for Christian Wörns. Over the course of his final two seasons at Bremen, the defender received just one yellow card in 63 league matches. He has participated in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and the UEFA Euros in 2008 and 2012. In 2006, the defender established the 'Per Mertesacker Stiftung', a charitable foundation that helps support amateur sportsmen and the poor. Description provided by Wikipedia

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Heute mal in anderer Besetzung … Freu mich auf @elmar_paulke und @marco.hagemann. Schalke vs. Man City ab 20.45 Uhr live auf @dazn_de

Wir sind heute für euch auf @dazn_de am Start! #THSBVB 📷 @lukasmengeler

FA Cup Spiele sind einfach besonders. Freue mich sehr aufs Spiel heute Abend von Arsenal vs. Man United (Live und exklusiv DAZN)

Jedes Jahr ein Highlight: das NBA 🇬🇧 London Game 🇬🇧. Für mich das erste Mal für @dazn_de als Experte. Ich freu mich drauf!

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3 days ago

Per Mertesacker

Passen @andi_jo_wo und ich in den bekanntlich sehr kleinen Schellfischposten bei @inasnacht :)? Puh ... knappes Ding ...
Schaut einfach morgen Abend rein bei @inasnacht
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Passen @andi_jo_wo und ich in den bekanntlich sehr kleinen Schellfischposten bei @inasnacht :)? Puh ... knappes Ding ...
Schaut einfach morgen Abend rein bei @inasnacht

 

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Unfassbar sympathischer Auftritt! Sehr schöne Sendung 😊

Überragender Auftritt! Hut ab!

per legend :3 <3

Bin gespannt! Ich werd‘s mir anschauen Per! 😉

Ina Müller, immer voll dabei ;-)

Per, hast Du etwa singen müssen ? 🤣💚 nur der SVW 💚

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3 weeks ago

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Danke @alex.schlueter (stellvertretend für das gesamte @dazn_de Team:)), @jan.platte , @daniel_herzi_herzog für diese Saison 👍🏻 hat einfach Spaß gemacht mit Euch 💪🏻 ... See moreSee less

Danke @alex.schlueter (stellvertretend für das gesamte @dazn_de Team:)), @jan.platte , @daniel_herzi_herzog für diese Saison 👍🏻 hat einfach Spaß gemacht mit Euch 💪🏻

 

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Lennart Stehnken bist du das?

No time for Dazn as they want me to pay $20 every month to watch Europa and Champions League games when I used to get it free on my TV network. Another example of EUFA money grabbing by selling the Canadian rights to Dazn who only stream it rather than putting it on TV,. Now in a country where the most popular sport is football, most of those people who would love to watch these games, including the kids, cannot see it. EUFA are just a bunch of money grabbing old farts who want the power but have no respect for the average fans! That was shown with the disgraceful Europa League final being played in Baku in Azerbaijan some 2300 miles from London with no direct flights there and an airport only capable of handling 6000 people. Oil money spoke this time and EUFA took it regardless of what it meant to fans and teams from Europe! Another bunch just like FIFA! Both organisations should be scrapped!

Hey... Per räum doch mal bei 96 mit auf 👍

Sehr kompetent ihr beiden!!!!

Ihr macht den Job aber wirklich sehr gut👍

Guys help me play for arsenal please

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3 weeks ago

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Congratulations @alexoxchamberlain

 

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He left a club that is dying for one that is an inspiration for all to c! Just image in Klopp had gone to Arsenal instead of. The incompetent Emery!

Congratulations for what?

great contribution haha

Well done ox great contribution

Congratulations for what exactly? 😂😂

Congrats to ox.... I really miss his energy and passion at arsenal. Pacey and strong players on the wings we lack. We lack mobility in midfield..... and he has it all

Congratulations to him👏

A proud father looking at his son.

Great effort from him 😂😂😂

Ox is a brilliant bloke, his contribution could have been keeping those Liverpool players entertained and upbeat! Does the manager and backroom staff get medals?

Love what he says 👏👏👏 love him <3 Once a Gooner Always a Gooner

He performed well this season, well deserved 😂

Congratulations on what. He ain't played for most of the season. Unless he made the tea. Good effort 🤔🤔

For sitting on the bench and getting a medal

Didnt make the squad for whole champions league until last night as an unused sub!! The only contribution to champions league on the pitch was to go and collect a medal and pose for media holding cup along side his misses !!! He should be embarrassed of himself

Fuck him😂lol congratulations for being on the bench all season

for his superb performance in clinic😂

I don’t understand how you need 5 match in the EPL for a winners medal. But the champions league gives them to the entire squad Ox hasn’t done a damn thing sine he moved to Liverpool.

Congratulations without doing anything you won ucl lol

Well lads he left arsenal for trophies and it's paying off he is the type of player arsenal need to hold on to much like Ramsey letting your best players leave 😠

It’s one step away from being the next John Terry. Or Rob Green, for that matter.

Doesn't deserve a medal. Sat on his hole all season like someone on the scratcher.

Well played Alex. You were so quick, I must have missed your contribution.

Joke! 34 apps 3 Goals in 2 seasons! No apps in CL & gets a medal 🥇 what’s that about? Give it back mate & take it when you’ve earned it. Not just because you were watching it!!!! 😡

It’s so sad to admit that he was right to leave Arsenal 😩

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3 weeks ago

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Heute ist soweit – Champions League Finale 2019 in Madrid. Die DAZN Crew und ich sind LIVE vor Ort. Und für alle zu Hause ab 20.30 Uhr live auf DAZN ... See moreSee less

Heute ist soweit – Champions League Finale 2019 in Madrid. Die DAZN Crew und ich sind LIVE vor Ort. Und für alle zu Hause ab 20.30 Uhr live auf DAZN

 

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Great

BFG 💪🏻

Great

Schade, dass man es nicht im Free TV sehen kann

Nö live auf Sky Sport 1 UHD

Kein Sky und kein DAZN und leider auch keinen Fußball.

😃

siema

Per Mertesacker

Super

Make sure Spurs don’t win ...otherwise Arsenal may change and play their football in China

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4 weeks ago

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London-Derby ist immer wieder besonders! Diesmal sogar im Europa-League-Finale. Arsenal trifft auf den Chelsea Football Club -
Schaltet DAZN ein, wenn heute Abend um 21 Uhr Arsenal gegen Chelsea Football Club seinen ersten #UEL-Titel gewinnen kann.
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London-Derby ist immer wieder besonders! Diesmal sogar im Europa-League-Finale. Arsenal trifft auf den Chelsea Football Club - 
Schaltet DAZN ein, wenn heute Abend um 21 Uhr Arsenal gegen Chelsea Football Club seinen ersten #UEL-Titel gewinnen kann.

 

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Alexander Kreisitz

Fantastic

I see the idiots in the media are coming out with the same garbage as last time Arsenal played the Chavs in a big final - is our defence up to it ? Blah blah ....all I say is think back to two years ago at Wembley....where did the guy (Costa) who was going to bully Arsenal spend most of the game ?....on the ground where Per , Rob H and xhaka kept putting him...Media pundits , and journalists just talk crap most of the time...

Love ur confidence 😊

Thanks to Maitland Niles donating three goals

All i remember he kept costa in his pockets #PerMertasacker #FACUP

اوووووووووووه كابيتانو 😍

RTL zeigt es auch

COYG

Per we love you onc a gunner always gunner! true captain legend we missed u .

Jakob Grünewald guggen

which channel will show it

Etienne Mention slt

James Budge

If all goes to plan 🙏

Biggest derby ever ....come on you Gunners ...biggest team effort ever ...you can do it ..BRING HOME THAT CUP

What are u talking about, P’M let me tell u something Arsenal the 3rd most successful club in this club and honestly maybe u should not be working hear heiir martersakr

Needed you in defence last night we wouldn’t have let them score 4

Arsenal Will Win One To Nil

Go go my team

Much love from Uganda 🇺🇬 Africa 🌍

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