Mertesacker potential excites Adams

Published Add your comment

Football News

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams believes Per Mertesacker has the ability to write his name into Gunners legend alongside Thomas Vermaelen.

Mertesacker moved to the Emirates Stadium from Werder Bremen in the summer and, by his own admission, took a while to adjust to the rigours of the English game.

He has, however, firmly established himself in Arsene Wenger's side, and has impressed with his composure at positioning at the heart of the Arsenal defender.

Adams has certainly liked what he has seen from the imposing German, and is now keen for him to blossom alongside Vermaelen, when the latter returns from injury.

And, with Laurent Koscielny also in the mix, Adams says Arsenal may have three centre-backs on their hands to match the finest in the club's illustrious history.

“I've seen Per Mertesacker a few times now, he interests me and I think he is a good player,” Adams told

“I think he is very intelligent and he knows how to play central defence.


“I'm really looking forward to seeing more of him because I don't think Thomas Vermaelen has actually played enough with him just yet.

"But they could be a fantastic central defensive partnership and would certainly excite me.


“It'd be like going back to the days of Adams, Bould, Keown maybe.”

Per Mertesacker
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again