Mertesacker settled in England


German defender Per Mertesacker believes he can go from strength to strength at the heart of the Arsenal backline.

The 6ft 4ins centre-half has taken some time to settle since his £8million move from Werder Bremen on the final day of the summer transfer window.

However, Mertesacker, 27, feels he is slowly becoming accustomed to the hustle and bustle of English football, telling Arsenal Player: "I am feeling good and I think that is the best thing. It was quite a short time for me to settle in and make the transfer happen - it was very close to the deadline so it was a tough month for me."

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