Arsenal fans are rolling around laughing here in the Football Transfer Tavern as we see the latest quotes from Per Mertesacker.
Now the defender may have gone missing during the north London side’s latest defeat to Stoke City, but he certainly had a novel way of managing to go missing when it came to his national service obligations.
The Germany apparently pointed out just how tall he was — standing at 6 foot 6in, and claimed that he would not be able to fit into a tank!
As one of our punters notes, at least Peter Crouch can take note!
Have a look for yourselves at just what the defender had to say below.