Per Mertesacker


4.7m fans
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 weeks ago

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Meine erste Saison mit dem Team von @dazn_de hat mir enorm viel Spaß gemacht und ich freue mich sehr, auch in Zukunft für Euch am Mikro und vor der Kamera dabei zu sein. ... See moreSee less

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Das klingt super. Viel Spaß Per, man sieht sich!

2 months ago

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This one is for all you Gooners... red and white is home! 🔴⚪
To launch the new partnership with @adidasfootball, watch the full documentary "Fabric of football" on @arsenal, you'll be getting goosebumps trust me 😉
#COYG #daretocreate
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Hey! Do you know anything about Dazu and the premier league rights for South America? Can't watch my arsenal from here if that's the case!

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lovely shirt but once again I will not purchase one while that bloody slogan VISIT RWANDA is on there, who in hell wants to go there ?? of all the sponsors why pick rwanda ?? are you really that desperate for sponsors Arsenal ????

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Anyone else notice Per has picked up a London accent?! ♥️😂♥️

That's because Liverpool wears full red

Still makes my blood boil watching iwobi in an arsenal kit.

Stuart Mason Darren Fowler n Jensen Clarke

Benfica ofc

Arsenal is all about penny pinching, a club with no ambition, a club with an owner who is only interested in the rams - kroenke out

❤️BFG get your boots back on Captain

How can anybody take that video seriously when Ozil is in it?

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I wont be buying anymore shirts until the yank fucks off

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2 months ago

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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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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!

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

per legend :3 <3

Ina Müller, immer voll dabei ;-)

Nama Lengkap Per Pemain Sepakbola International

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

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3 months 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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Sehr kompetent ihr beiden!!!!

Ihr macht den Job aber wirklich sehr gut👍

Guys help me play for arsenal please

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!

Lennart Stehnken bist du das?

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3 months ago

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for his superb performance in clinic😂

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 for what exactly? 😂😂

Congratulations for what?

Well done ox great contribution

glad to see you fit again and getting a CL Medal.

Great effort from him 😂😂😂

great contribution haha

Per, most professional professional i ever seen

Congratulations to him👏

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

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

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?

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!

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

You just know what the big man's thinking: "Oh, thank god Tottenham didn't win." 🤣

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

Congratulating him for what???

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

Can i hard laughing bro.? 😂 Huahahhahhahaha so funny this man.. 🤣

19 minutes this season 🤣🤣🤣

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.

Medal without zero effort ... Liverpool coach came to know his talents

Hes so injury prone that his contribution will be minimal.

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!!!! 😡

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