Arsenal stars Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mikel Arteta have proved, once and for all, that Twitter critics have no idea what they’re talking about.
Paddy Power turned up at Arsenal’s training ground this week to show the three Gunners’ players what had been said about them by angry individuals on Twitter - and gave them the opportunity to shut them up, by performing a series of tasks.
First up was big Per, who was shown a tweet saying that “milk turns quicker than Per Mertesacker”. However, Paddy Power proved this statement was a load of nonsense, as the referee in the video clip testified by downing a pint of milk which was fine to drink after the centre-back had completed a sprint drill.
Then it was Podolski’s chance to prove that he could indeed his a barn door, despite Sam Kaye tweeting otherwise. Admittedly, it did take the Germany international a few goes, but on his fifth attempt he managed to hit the target with a sweetly-stuck left-footed drive.
Finally, Arteta showed that he could take a better penalty than Joe Wilson’s nan. Whether it was really Joe’s grandmother is unclear, but the elderly lady was hopeless from the penalty spot nevertheless.
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